FLAMES is the acronym for the Fibre Large Array Multi Element Spectrograph. It is a multi-component spectroscopic facility
installed at the Nasmyth A focus of UT2/Kueyen. FLAMES is able to feed two spectrographs
simultaneously through fibre connections, UVES and GIRAFFE.
GIRAFFE is the medium-to-high-resolution multi-object spectrograph and is exclusively
fed by FLAMES.
UVES, the ultraviolet-visuell echelle spectrograph, has two modes: the fibre-linked
MOS mode which is part of FLAMES, and a stand-alone mode as echelle spectrograph.
Find details about the FLAMES instrument here.
From the Data Flow Operations point of view, data from these instruments fall
into three different categories:
- FLAMES/GIRAFFE data (here),
- FLAMES/UVES data (also called UVES-FIBRE or UVES-MOS) (here),
- UVES echelle data (here).