We present a computationally tractable implementation of spectro-perfectionism, a method which minimizes error imparted by spectral extraction. We develop our method in conjunction with a full raw reduction pipeline for the MINiature Exoplanet Radial Velocity Array (MINERVA), capable of performing both optimal extraction and spectro-perfectionism. Although spectro-perfectionism remains computationally expensive, our implementation can extract a MINERVA exposure in approximately 30 minutes. We describe our localized extraction procedure and our approach to point-spread function (PSF) fitting. We compare the performance of both extraction methods on a set of 119 exposures on HD 122064, an RV standard star. Both the optimal extraction and spectroperfectionism pipelines achieve nearly identical RV precision under a six-exposure chronological binning. We discuss the importance of reliable calibration data for PSF fitting and the potential of spectro-perfectionism for future precise radial velocity exoplanet studies.
|Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
|Published - Dec 2019
- Planets and satellites: Detection
- Techniques: Image processing
- Techniques: Radial velocities
- Techniques: Spectroscopic