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.

            A new version of the manual will be released this week. The main modifications concern FastPhot RRM, FastPhot sky and twilight flats. In the meantime, for all other modes, the previous version of the manual can be used.

    • Period 100, to be used for Period 100 Phase 1 and 2 proposal preparation.
    • Period 97, to be used for Period 97 and 98 Phase 1 and 2 proposal preparation.
  • HAWK-I Template User Manual
    Detailed information on the acquisition, observation, and calibration templates.
    • Period 100, to be used for Period 100 Phase 1 and 2 proposal preparation.
    • Period 97, to be used for Period 97 and 98 Phase 1 and 2 proposal preparation.
  • HAWK-I Calibration Plan
    Detailed information on the instrument calibration plan.
    • Period 100, to be used for Period 100 Phase 1 and 2 proposal preparation.
    • Period 97, to be used for Period 97 and 98 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.