At ESO Headquarters in Garching, the Quality
Control and Data
Processing Group ("QC Garching") processes all calibration data from the Paranal
instruments (VLT, VLTI, survey cameras). Their quality is checked
and monitored. If certified, master calibrations are archived and offered to the community for reducing science data.
In addition, QC Garching processes pre-imaging science data.
For selected instruments and instrument modes, we create science-grade data products and offer them through the Data Products Query Form of the Science Archive.
Find here information about the VLT/ VLTI pipelines.
Select by instrument for information about data types, QC parameters, trending, and pipeline recipes.
Science-grade data products (all accessible here):
|| UVES ECHELLE data,
point sources: quality-controlled, homogeneous processing of complete
data stream 2000-now
||XSHOOTER SLIT data: quality-controlled, homogeneous processing of complete
data stream 2009-now
||GIRAFFE Medusa data: quality-controlled, homogeneous processing of complete
data stream 2003-now
||MUSE IFU data: quality-controlled, homogeneous processing of complete
data stream 2014-now (OB-based)
Deep combination of MUSE IFU datacubes across OBs, complementary to the OB-based MUSE datacubes
||HAWKI images and catalogues (the data 2008-2015 have been processed by CASU, the data stream from 2015 until now is maintained by QC)
||planned: KMOS IFU datacubes
Information about health check parameters
|calChecker: calibration completeness monitor
||this site: documentation and tutorial pages about trending, QC1 parameters, data types and data processing
||screenshots of raw reference frames,
for use of Paranal Science Operations
||download and plot QC1