GRAVITY Documentation

To prepare and analyze observations with Gravity at the VLT interferometer, the user can find all the necessary information in the various manuals listed on this page. Please be sure to download that corresponding to the period in which the observations will take place. All the manuals are in pdf format.

  • Instrument User Manual. All the information about the instrument itself, its modes and their characteristics.
    • Period 98, to be used for the P98 call for proposal, deadline March 31th, 2016 and the science verification runs in P97.
    • Period 99, deadline Sept 30th 2016
    • Period 100, deadline March 31th 2017
  • Template User Manual. Detailed information on the acquisition and observing templates.
    • Period 98, to be used for Science Verification in P97 and the P98 P2PP phase.
    • Period 99, to be used for P99 (updated version 31/1/17)
  • VLTI User Manual. The VLTI User Manual is to be used in addition to the Gravity User Manual for VLTI aspects and system limits common to the VLTI instruments.