Tools and Tips
XSHOOTER contributed paper library
Publications based on data obtained with XSHOOTER should quote the following reference paper:
- Articles through ADS..
- An excerpt of XSHOOTER operations at Paranal by Martayan et al..
- The physical model in action: quality control for X-Shooter by Moehler et al.
- The X-shooter pipeline by Modigliani et al.
- Using the X-shooter physical model to understand instrument flexure by Bristow et al.
- Performances of X-shooter by Vernet et al.
- There was a meeting devoted to the 1st year of XSHOOTER science (October 19-22, 2010). For all details, see the website.
- "Building up a database of spectro-photometric standard stars from the UV to the NIR: a status report" by Vernet et al., 2008, SPIE, 7016E, 46.
- "Results of X-shooter data reduction software on laboratory frames" by Goldoni et al., 2008, SPIE, 7014E, 193.
XSHOOTER specific tools and information
- Our SM spectrophotometric standard stars.
- Spectrophotometric standard stars in ascii for the UVB arm.
- Spectrophotometric standard stars in ascii for the VIS arm.
- Spectrophotometric standard stars in ascii for the NIR arm.
- ThAr lines atlas for the UVB arm and in ascii version
- ThAr lines atlas for the VIS arm and in ascii version .
- Hg/Ar/Ne/Xe atlas in ascii for the NIR arm.
- Sky lines atlas in ascii for VIS arm
- Sky lines atlas in ascii for NIR arm
- xshooter pipeline, REFLEX worflow available
Telluric standard stars observations WARNING:
Telluric standard stars are observed in nodding instead of staring mode since Period 91. The 400 kHz readout mode for the UVB/VIS arms will be used independently of the readout speed used for the science observations. Detector binning will be the same as for the science observations. This change gives a better correction of the telluric emission and absorption lines as well as bad pixels, especially in the NIR arm. The provided S/N will be between 50-150 by default. 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. There is no change for the IFU telluric standard stars observations. the telluric standard stars observed by the Observatory should have about 10000 ADUs in the middle of the brightest orders of each arms (S/N~50-100). If the user needs the observation of a specific star or needs very high signal to noise, corresponding calibration OBs should be prepared and submitted. The corresponding time will be charged to his/her program. In addition, the Observatory does not provide observations of telluric standard stars with slits of 5”.
Generic tools and information
Some information and tools that are shared by all instruments.
- ETC, Exposure Time Calculators
- Proposal Preparation and Submission
- Preparation of Phase 2 material for service mode (SM) observations. Please check also the instrument specific phase 2 requirements or phase 2 news.
- Instrument Health Check (HC) plots .Click on the X-SHOOTER entry on the top left corner to access to themonitoring plots of the XSHOOTER UVB, VIS and NIR spectrographs.