XSHOOTER Documentation

In this page, you will find all the manuals needed to prepare and analyze your observations with XSHOOTER. 

  • Please, see the XSHOOTER article by Vernet et al. 2011. This article should be cited if you publish based on XSHOOTER data.
  • One can find here a document describing the NIR readout mode and its different regimes (normal, inter/extrapolated, saturated).
  • There was a problem with a wavelength shift between the XSHOOTER arms. A document prepared by S. Moehler explains their physical and pipeline origins as well as the corrective actions taken.
  • The Virtual Image Slicer mode allows to observe bright objects that would otherwise saturate, but also to increase the signal to noise ratio in one exposure.


XSHOOTER User Manuals

  • for Period 101, Phase I and Phase II preparation.
  • for Period 100, Phase I and Phase II preparation.
  • for Period 99, Phase I and Phase II preparation.
  • for Period 98, Phase I and Phase II preparation.



Dara reduction forum
A forum is available to exchange ideas, methods, software, and data: http://www.eso.org/sci/data-processing/forum.html



The ESO X-shooter pipeline and its Reflex package is available at https://www.eso.org/sci/software/pipelines/


Data Reduction Frequently Asked Questions 
A list of Frequently Asked Questions on data reduction is also available at http://www.eso.org/sci/data-processing/faq.html.