CONCERTO Commissioning

The CONCERTO instrument  was installed on APEX in April 2021, and was commissioned from April to August 2021. The commissioning was exceptionally smooth thanks to the remote operations design of the instrument. The commissioning observations mainly concentrated on bright sources for pointing, focus, and beam maps, but also on verifying observing techniques using different observing patterns (rasters of spirals and on-the-fly maps with varying scanning speeds). Commissioning data were taken both in the photometric and spectroscopic modes. A data reduction pipeline is under development by the CONCERTO instrument team, but initial results can already be obtained with the BoA software.

The following data packages are available:

Science targets

Daily calibrations

Beam maps calibrations

Please note that some of the files are large (100+ GB). Download to the host computer can be lengthy for large requests.

If any of these data are used for publication, please acknowledge that the results are based on public data released from the CONCERTO commissioning observations at APEX under Programme ID 0107.F-9898(A). The acknowledgement should also note that CONCERTO has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 788212) and from the Excellence Initiative of Aix-Marseille University-A*Midex, a French “Investissements d’Avenir” programme.