The Elixir Project at CFHT has the goal of enabling the optimal use of
data by our observers. The current target of the Elixir project is
data from large mosaic cameras. We call the project `Elixir' after
the fabled goal of the ancient alchemists: the Elixir which could
restore youth or turn lead into gold. The Elixir project seeks to
restore youth to archived data and turn weighty mass of unmined data
collected at CFHT into nuggets of gold.
Elixir is not a single program or package; rather it is a collection
of programs, databases, and other tools related to the processing and
evaluation of the telescope data. This document provides a starting
point for a variety of documentation related to the Elixir project.