CRIRES Science Verification

The Science Verification (SV) of CRIRES is carried out following the same guidelines applied to all VLT instruments and summarised in the VLT Science Verification Policy and Procedures document.

CRIRES SV runs are interleaved with instrument commissioning and test activities, taking place between August 2006 and April 2007.

The CRIRES SV Team is chaired by J. Melnick and includes the following team members: H.-U. Kaeufl (INS), R. Siebenmorgen (INS), A. Smette (LSPO), M. Sterzik (LSPO), F. Primas (DMO), H. Sana (ESO Fellow Chile), A. Bik (ESO Fellow Garching), A. Seifahrt and S. Uttenthaler (ESO Students Garching).

Important Notes

S. Hubrig (LSPO) was involved in the preparation and execution of the observations that took place in August 2006 (first SV run). L. Tacconi-Garman (USD) took part in the October run (second SV run), as USD support and night astronomer. F. Kerber (INS) was involved in the preparation and execution of all three SV runs.

Useful Links


Additional Technical Data (Imaging)

During the commissioning of the AO module for CRIRES in April 2006, a technical imager provided sets of raw data available, mostly in Ks-band, sometimes as well in J- and H-band. These raw data having been acquired for technical purpose, they lack therefore some information usually provided for scientific imaging data and could therefore require additional effort to be processed.

A general description of the files is provided. The following objects were observed:
  • Galilean satellites of Jupiter.  Package IDs are 4357 for Io, 4356 for Europe, 4358 for Ganymede and 4355 for Callisto:
  • the asteroid Hermione. Package Id is 4359
  • the stars HD105196, HD104815 and HD85602, with respective package IDs 4352, 4353 and 4354
  • the complex star-Nebula Frosty Leo. Package ID 4362.

SV Observing Runs

Science verification raw and pipeline reduced data are available through the ESO archive. Data can be downloaded following the link provided below.

1: Amado et al.: Is NIR spectroscopy the new breakthrough for the study of pulsating stars ?
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9086(A)

2: Bik, Linz, et al.: Circumstellar disks around massive Young Stellar Objects.
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9063(A)

3: Carmona, Fedele et al.: Gas-dust thermal coupling in proto-planetary disks
    Carmona, Fedele et al.: Probing the gas in the inner 50AU of proto-planetary disks
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9056(A)

4: Foellmi et al.: Which black hole is the closest to the Sun?
    Foellmi et al.: Distances to late-type stars
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9064(A)

5: Goto et al.: H3+ and CO observation toward Superantennae
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9057(A)

6: Guenther et al.: The capability of CRIRES for high precision radial velocity measurements of late-type objects
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9071(A)

7: Gustaffson et al.: CNO abundances in Bulge giants
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9058(A)

8: Kaeufl et al.: Search for OH in the disk around HD 163296
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-6059(A)

9: Kerber et al.: Determining the atmospheric precipitable water vapour content from near-IR H2O lines
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-6076(A)

10: Kjaer et al.: High resolution infrared spectrum of SN 1987A
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-6085(A)

11: Kurtz et al.: High time-resolution precision radial velocities with CRIRES: Probing uncharted territory in the spectra of peculiar A stars
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9060(A)

12: Lidman et al.: A high-resolution spectral atlas of the night sky
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9061(A)

13: Linz et al.: Disk winds and envelopes associated with BN-type objects
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9087(A)

14: Martins et al.: The most massive stars in the Galactic Centre: the case of the Pistol star
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9062(A)

15: Melnick et al.: Molecular hydrogen in Doradus 30
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9073(A)

16: Moutou et al.:Transmission spectroscopy of transiting extrasolar planets
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9066(A)

17: Nissen et al.: The abundance of sulphur in metal-poor stars
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9072(A)

18: Nuernberger et al.: Weighing a high mass protostellar candidate
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9067(A)

19: Reiners et al.: FeH spectroscopy in ultracool dwarfs - CRIRES or UVES ?
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9078(A)

20: Sana et al.: Can IR solved the wind clumping question ? A test case
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9075(A)

21: Seifahrt et al.: Towards precise effective temperatures and gravities of low-mass stars and brown dwarfs
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9068(A)

22: Siebenmorgen et al.: Astro-chemistry in dust formation regions
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9077(A)

23: Siebenmorgen et al.: Road-map of astro-chemistry during massive star formation
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9074(A)

24: Siebenmorgen et al.: Bound on time dependency of the fine structure constant with CRIRES ?
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9069(A)

25: Smette et al.:NaID and CaII in z~2 Damped Lyman-Alpha systems
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9065(A)

26: Van Dishoeck et al.: CO emission from transitional protoplanetary disks
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9070(A)

27: Uttenthaler et al.: The C/O and C12/C13 ratios and the third dredge-up in bulge AGB stars
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9079(A)

28: Uttenthaler et al.: An atlas of Titanium Oxide band heads in the J-band
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9079(B)

29: Valenti et al.: mu Leonis: a calibrator for super metal-rich populations
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9089(A)

30: Valenti et al.: The chemical composition of the evolved population in the young LMC cluster NGC 1866: a pilot project
    The raw and reduced data (when available) can be downloaded from here. Programme ID is: 60.A-9089(B)