Documentation

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

All the manuals are in PDF format.

  • KMOS User's Manual
    All the informations about the instrument itself, its modes and their characteristics.
    • Period 99, to be used for Phase 2 preparation for observations in the April - September 2017 period (no changes with respect to Period 98).
    • Period 98, to be used for Phase 2 preparation for observations in the October 2016 - March 2017 period (paragraph added on flux calibration in Sec. 4.1.5).
    • Period 97, to be used for Phase 2 preparation for observations in the April - September 2016 period. (Major overhaul and new features)
  • KARMA User's Manual
    This is the software used to define arm allocation setups. It can also be used to test a proposal feasibility in terms of target density, field of view, etc.
    • Period 98, to be used during Phase 1 and Phase 2 (no changes with respect to Period 97).
    • Period 97, to be used for Phase 2 preparation for observations in the April - September 2016 period (no changes with respect to previous version).
    • Period 96, to be used for Phase 2 preparation for observations in the October 2015 - March 2016 period.
  • Data Reduction 
    • ESO-Pipelines
    • A forum is available to exchange ideas, methods, software and data to assist with the production of science data products from ESO telescopes.
    •  A facebook group has been created to exchange ideas, methods, software on KMOS data reduction and analysis. We try to add the discussion items of this group to the ESO forum on a regular basis.
    •  A list of Frequently Asked Questions on data reduction is also available.