Release of SPHERE Pipeline

Published: 27 Feb 2017
Screenshot of Reflex SPHERE IFS workflow

Version 0.22.0 of the SPHERE pipeline has been released and can be downloaded from the VLT Instrument Pipelines page. This is the first version of the SPHERE pipeline that includes all necessary recipes as well as fully functional Reflex workflows to reduce SPHERE data from all standard modes of the instrument.

The SPHERE pipeline release includes demo data for each of the standard instrument modes, and tutorials that detail the reduction of the demo data. The tutorials include useful tips on how to improve the results and deal with problems. The current pipeline still has significant limitations that are described in section 6.4 of each tutorial. A future release will address some of the known limitations and improve the quality of the reduction.