AMBER Tools

Some links to pertinent tools for AMBER observation preparations and data reduction, and general tips for a successful run.

ESO Archive

Access public data (or private data, using your login and password)at the ESO archive website. You can use queries using AMBER specific keywords here.

Data reduction

  • The supported AMBER Data Reduction Software (DRS) is available from the AMBER consortium and the JMMC, and can be downloaded from http://www.mariotti.fr/data_processing_amber.htm. At the same place, the AMBER DRS documentation is available. It includes a general description of the data reduction, a presentation of the software, a cookbook so that you can experiment the data reduction on actual data, and a section with frequently-asked-questions (FAQ).
  • Background on FINITO data contained in the AMBER files can be found in this document.
  • Flat-field and bad-pixel maps can be found at this webpage.
  • Generic VLTI Tools and information

    • VLTI visibility calculator (VisCalc) VisCalc is an online tool that has been developed for all the VLTI instruments. It gives an estimate of the visibility obtained from a target, depending on the target geometry and on the VLTI baseline that is used.
    • VLTI calibrator selector (CalVin). To help the user to select visibility calibrator sources for phase-2, it is recommended to use the "CalVin" online tool, by clicking on the link.
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