UVES Documentation

In this page, you will find the links to the manuals needed to prepare and analyse UVES observations. Please make sure to download the manuals corresponding to the period in which the observations will take place.

All the manuals are in Adobe's Acrobat format.

  • UVES User Manual
    All the information about the instrument itself, its modes and their characteristics.
    • Period 93, to be used for Phase 2 preparation for observations in the P93 period (Apr.2014-Sep2014).
    • Period 94, to be used for Phase 2 preparation for observations in the P94 period (Oct.2014-Mar.2015).
  • UVES Templates Reference Guide
    Detailed information on the acquisition, observation and calibration templates.
    • Period 93, to be used for Phase 2 preparation for observations in the P93 period (Apr.2014-Sep2014).
    • Period 94, to be used for Phase 2 preparation for observations in the P94 period (Oct.2014-Mar.2015).
  • UVES Calibration Plan
    Detailed information on the calibration plan of UVES observations.
    • Period 93, to be used for Phase 2 preparation for observations in the P93 period (Apr.2014-Sep2014).
    • Period 94, to be used for Phase 2 preparation for observations in the P94 period (Oct.2014-Mar.2015).
  • UVES Pipeline User Manual
    Detailed information on how to reduce data obtained with UVES.
  • UVES Reflex tutorial
    Detailed information on how to reduce data obtained with UVES using the Reflex workflow: UVES Reflex tutorial.
  • 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
    A list of Frequently Asked Questions on data reduction is also available.