Tools and Tips

XSHOOTER contributed paper library

Publications based on data obtained with X-shooter should quote the following reference paper: Vernet et al. 2011, A&A, 536A, 105.


XSHOOTER specific tools and information


Telluric standard stars - WARNING:

Telluric standard stars are observed in nodding mode since Period 91. The 400kHz readout mode for the UVB/VIS arms will be used independently of the readout speed of the science observations. Detector binning will be the same as for the science observations. The telluric standard stars observed by the Observatory will have about 10,000 ADUs in the middle of the brightest orders of each arms (S/N~50-100). Users requiring higher S/N are encouraged to submit their own telluric star OBs, in which case the corresponding execution time must be included in the time requested at Phase 1. The corresponding time will be charged to the program. The Observatory does not provide observations of telluric standard stars with slits of 5”, but will in this case provide a telluric with smaller slit widths.


Generic tools and information

Some information and tools that are shared by all instruments.