Documentation

In this page, you will find all the manuals needed to prepare and analyze your observations with HAWK-I. Please be sure to download the needed document corresponding to the period in which the observations will take place.

HAWK-I  is now offered from Period 94

All the manuals are in Adobe's Acrobat format.

  • HAWK-I User's Manual
    All the informations about the instrument itself, its modes and their characteristics.
    • Period 95, to be used for Period 95 Phase 1 and 2 proposal preparation.
    • Period 94, to be used for Period 94 Phase 1 and 2 proposal preparation.
    • Period 92, to be used for Period 92 Phase 1 and 2 proposal preparation.
  • HAWK-I Template User Manual
    Detailed information on the acquisition, observation, and calibration templates.
    • Period 95, to be used for Period 95 Phase 1 and 2 proposal preparation.
    • Period 94, to be used for Period 94 Phase 1 ans 2 proposal preparation.
    • Period 92, to be used for Period 92 Phase 1 and 2 proposal preparation.
  • HAWK-I Calibration Plan
    Detailed information on the instrument calibration plan.
    • Period 95, to be used for Period 95 Phase 1 and 2 proposal preparation.
    • Period 94, to be used for Period 94 Phase 1 and 2 proposal preparation.
    • Period 92, to be used for Period 92 Phase 1 and 2 proposal preparation.
  • HAWK-I Pipeline Manual The HAWK-I pipeline and its manual can be retreived from here.

A forum is available to exchange ideas, methods, software and data to assist with the production of science data products from ESO telescopes.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions on data reduction is also available.