Observing with HARPS

Observing with HARPS: which TARGETS?

Users applying for time on HARPS should consult the following page to check for possible restricions on the allowed targets: Guaranteed Time Observations policies.

Observing with HARPS

The HARPS Observation Software is fully VLT-compliant. Observations are therefore performed using Observation Blocks which are prepared with P2PP and fetched by BOB.

The observer has also direct access to the results of the online pipeline, developed by the HARPS Consortium and installed at La Silla. He/she can immediately inspect the results of the processing and use them for further analysis on the data reduction workstation available in the control room.

During observations the pipeline will process the data produced by HARPS.

Access to the data

  • Users can ask their data to be backed up on DVDs supplied by the observatory, or on USB disks of their own.
  • All Users have access to the HARPS data archive.