MATISSE Commissioning

During the commissioning runs of MATISSE at VLTI in the second half of 2018 several astronomical targets were observed, in order to assess the scientific capabilities of the instrument and to optimise the observing strategies. This page provides links to selected data obtained during those runs, for both science and calibration targets.

Data obtained during those runs can be used as a reference for planning future observations and also possibly for scientific work. However, it needs to be noted that the data obtained during commissioning runs, when instrument setup and software are tested, may have some limitations. The observing times may not be optimal, the file headers may be incomplete and not homogenous, etc.

The commissioning data are grouped in packages, for science targets and individual calibrators. Links are provided to download the data both as a whole packages or file-by-file. In the second case the users can pre-select individual files before downloading.

Please note that MATISSE files are large, typically few hundred megabytes (compressed), thus downloads of large datasets may take some time.

Data

Commissioning run in September 2018
Run ID: 60.A-9257(D)

Science target

Calibrators

Commissioning run in December 2018
Run ID: 60.A-9257(E)

Science target

Calibrators

 

If any of these data are used in a publication, please acknowledge that the results are based on public data released from the MATISSE commissioning observations at the VLT Interferometer under Programme IDs 60.A--9257(D) and 60.A-9257(E).