RVSAO References

The primary reference is a paper in the August 1998 Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific:
RVSAO 2.0: Digital Redshifts and Radial Velocities
Michael J. Kurtz and Douglas J. Mink, 1998, PASP, v. 110, pp. 934-977.
[ADS Abstract]
[local abstract] [ HTML text from PASP] [1399236-byte gzipped Postscript complete preprint]

An update summarizing years of changes was presented in 2012:

The Past 15 Years of RVSAO
Jessica Mink, presented at the Twenty-Second Annual Conference on Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems in Champaign, Illinois, November 4-8, 2012 [abstract] [Poster in PDF]

There are also two previously published papers:

XCSAO: A Radial Velocity Package for the IRAF Environment
M.J. Kurtz, D.J. Mink, W.F. Wyatt, D.G. Fabricant, G. Torres, G.A. Kriss, and J.L. Tonry (1991), in Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems I, ASP Conf. Ser., Vol. 25, eds. D.M. Worrall, C. Biemesderfer, and J. Barnes, p. 432-438.
[abstract] [full text]

and

EMSAO: Radial Velocities from Emission Lines in Spectra
D.J. Mink and W.F. Wyatt (1995), in Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IV, ASP Conf. Ser., Vol. 77, eds. R.A. Shaw, H.E. Payne, and J.J.E. Hayes, p. 496-499.
[abstract] [full text]

A third short paper tells how we use the RVSAO package at the Center for Astrophysics:

A Production System for Radial Velocity Measurements
D.J. Mink and W.F. Wyatt (1992), in Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems I, ASP Conf. Ser., Vol. 25, eds. D.M. Worrall, C. Biemesderfer, and J. Barnes, p. 439-441.
[abstract] [full text]

And this even shorter paper tells how RVSAO is used to get binary star orbits:

FORTRAN Program and IRAF Script Produce Fast Scientific Output
Dave Latham (1994) in IRAF Newsletter 13, December 1994, page 19.

This short paper describes the changes between version 1 and version 2 of rvsao:

RVSAO 2.0 - A Radial Velocity Package for IRAF
D.J. Mink and M.J. Kurtz (1998), in Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VII ASP Conference Series, Vol. 145, eds. R. Albrecht, R. N. Hook and H. A. Bushouse.
It was presented at the Seventh Annual Conference on Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems in September 1997.

[abstract] [full text] [in Proceedings]

The standard reference for the cross-correlation techniques used in XCSAO is:

A survey of galaxy redshifts. I - Data reduction techniques
Tonry, J.L. and Davis, M. 1979, Astron. J., 84, 1511
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