XSHOOTER Documentation

In this page, you will find all the manuals needed to prepare and analyze your observations with XSHOOTER. 

  • Please, see the XSHOOTER article by Vernet et al. 2011. This article should be cited if you publish based on XSHOOTER data.
  • One can find here a document describing the NIR readout mode and its different regimes (normal, inter/extrapolated, saturated).
  • There was a problem with a wavelength shift between the XSHOOTER arms. A document prepared by S. Moehler explains their physical and pipeline origins as well as the corrective actions taken.
  • The Virtual Image Slicer mode allows to observe bright objects that would otherwise saturate, but also to increase the signal to noise ratio in one exposure.


XSHOOTER User Manuals





The ESO X-shooter pipeline and its Reflex package is available at https://www.eso.org/sci/software/pipelines/


Data Reduction Frequently Asked Questions 
A list of Frequently Asked Questions on data reduction is also available at http://www.eso.org/sci/data-processing/faq.html.