Data Handling and Products

This section provides information about the pipeline processing of Paranal data, including calibration,quality control and trend analysis.

The Quality Control and Data Processing pages provides information about the pipeline-processing of data from the VLT and about their quality control. The VLT/VLTI Data Pipelines and Calibration Plans pages provide an overview of the VLT/VLTI pipelines and their status.

Data processing is carried out by the Data Processing and Quality Control (QC) Group which is part of the Back-End Operations Department. Using the results of the data processing, the QC group monitors the evolution of data and instrument quality with time. 

The ESO Science Data Products Forum is a platform for sharing ideas, methods, software and data to assist with the production of science data products from ESO telescopes.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions on data reduction is available.