FLAMES Documentation

All the manuals are in Adobe's Acrobat (pdf) format.

  • FLAMES User's Manual
    All the information about the instrument itself, its modes and their characteristics.
    • Period 92, to be used for Phase 1 and Phase 2 preparation.
    • Period 93, to be used for Phase I and Phase II preparation.
    • Period 94, to be used for Phase I and Phase II preparation.
    • Period 95, to be used for Phase I and Phase II preparation.
  • FLAMES Template User Manual
    Detailed information on the acquisition, observation, and calibration templates.
    • Period 92, to be used for Phase 1 and Phase 2 preparation.
    • Period 93, to be used for Phase I and Phase II preparation.
    • Period 94, to be used for Phase I and Phase II preparation.
    • Period 95, to be used for Phase I and Phase II preparation.
  • FPOSS User Manual
    Detailed information on the preparation of fibre configurations.
    • Period 92, to be used for Phase 1 and Phase 2 preparation.
    • Period 93, to be used for Phase I and Phase II preparation.
    • Period 94, to be used for Phase I and Phase II preparation.
    • Period 95, to be used for Phase I and Phase II preparation.
  • FLAMES Calibration Plan
    Detailed information on the calibration plan of FLAMES observations.
    • Period 92, to be used for Phase 1 and Phase 2 preparation.
    • Period 93, to be used for Phase I and Phase II preparation.
    • Period 94, to be used for Phase I and Phase II preparation.
    • Period 95, to be used for Phase I and Phase II preparation.
  • Science Data Products Forum
    • A forum is available to exchange ideas, methods, software and data to assist with the production of science data products from ESO telescopes.
  • Data Reduction Frequently Asked Questions
  • Data reduction and other reports

Other FLAMES publications - mainly technical in nature:

  1. FLAMES: a Multi-object Fibre Facility for the VLT
    Pasquini L. et al.
    conference, Munich, March 2000
    Format: PostScript compressed (1301kb)
    Please cite this publication when writing papers containing FLAMES data.
  2. Mechanical features for the OzPoz positioner for the VLT
    Gillingham et al.
    SPIE conference, Munich, March 2000
    Format: PostScript compressed (1209kb)
  3. KUEYEN: a unique machine for stellar studies
    Pasquini L.
    "From Extrasolar Planets to Cosmology: The VLT Opening Symposium",
    2000, eds. J. Bergeron and A. Renzini (Springer), p. 211
    Format: PostScript compressed (23kb)
  4. The Data Reduction Software for GIRAFFE, the VLT medium resolution multi-object fiber-fed spectrograph
    A. Blecha, V. Cayatte, P. North, F. Royer, G. Simond
    proceedings for SPIE conference: "Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2000",
    Format: pdf
  5. Installation and first results of FLAMES, the VLTmultifibre facility
    Pasquini, L. et. al.
    proceedings for SPIE conference: "Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2002",
    Format: postscript)
  6. Installation and commissioning of FLAMES, the VLTmultifibre facility
    Pasquini, L. et. al.
    The Messenger no. 110, December 2002.
    Format: pdf (9.4 MBytes). A high resolution version is also available (27.7 MBytes).
  7. Toward accurate radial velocities with the fibre-fed GIRAFFE multi-objectVLT spectrograph
    Royer, F. et. al.
    proceedings for SPIE conference : "Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2002"
    Format: PostScript compressed (660kb)
  8. Two Extremely Hot Exoplanets Caught in Transits
    Bouchy et al.
    ESO press release, May 2004.
    Format: html
  9. Quality Control of VLT-FLAMES/GIRAFFE data
    Hanuschik et al.
    In: "Optimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy through Information Technologies ", SPIE Glasgow 2004.
    Format: pdf (556kb)
  10. Quality Control for UVES-fiber at the VLT-Kueyen Telescope
    Wolff et al.
    In: "Optimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy through Information Technologies ", SPIE Glasgow 2004.
    Format: pdf (204kb)
  11. Performance of FLAMES at the VLT: 1 year of Operations
    Pasquini et al.
    In: "Ground-based instrumentation for Astronomy", SPIE Glasgow 2004.
    Format: pdf (3364kb)