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6.4 Processing steps

6.4.1 SourceInit

SourceInit is a technical pipeline in charge of selecting and storing the relevant information on the sources to process and on the sources to use as potential contaminants. The sources are selected from the DPAC internal data model CompleteSource, and have G <19 mag (the spectra of the stars fainter than GRVS 14 mag are used to deblend the brighter star spectra). In addition to CompleteSource, the auxiliary data files (Section 6.2.3, Section 6.2.3, Section 6.2.3, Section 6.2.3) are input and the relevant information is extracted and associated with each source. This pipeline works per source.