Useful links

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Listed here are various links that are related to the Common Pipeline Library project.

Software tools

  • Instrument Pipelines
  • EsoRex - ESO Recipe Execution Tool, a utility that allows CPL recipes to be run directly from the command line.
  • GASGANO a GUI for organising VLT data which also provides an intuitive and comprehensive interface to CPL-based pipeline recipes.
  • Reflex - Reflex is an environment that provides an easy and flexible way to reduce VLT/VLTI science data using the ESO pipelines through a graphical user interface and scientific workflows.


  • CRIRES - High-Resolution IR Echelle Spectrometer
  • GIRAFFE - a medium-to-high resolution spectrograph covering the full optical band.
  • ISAAC - VLT Infrared Spectrometer And Array Camera
  • NACO - Nasmyth Adaptive Optics System
  • OmegaCAM
  • SINFONI - SINgle Far Object Near-ir Investigation (adaptive optics and integral field spectrometry)
  • VIMOS - The VLT VIsible Multi-Object Spectrograph
  • VISIR - VLT Imager and Spectrometer for mid Infra Red

Pipelines Operations