Access to Reduced Science Data via the Run Progress Report Pages

Published: 14 Nov 2015
The VLT and VLTI at sunset

The Run Progress Report web pages allow PIs and delegates to follow the progress of their Service Mode observations. Now they also indicate when pipeline-processed reduced data are available for download. These reduced data are automatically generated using certified master calibrations and appear within two months of the data acquisition. Please see the Run Progress Legend for more details on how to take advantage of this new service.

Instrument modes currently supported by this effort are shown in the table.

Instrument mode Data type Number of science data products available (Nov 2015) Observing time coverage
UVES ECHELLE 1d spectrum > 100 000 Apr 2000 - present
XSHOOTER ECHELLE 1d spectrum > 48 000 Oct 2009 - present
GIRAFFE MEDUSA 1d spectrum > 1 000 000 Apr 2003 - present

An example Run Progress Report web page is shown below for GIRAFFE MEDUSA data in the Gaia-ESO survey.

Note:HARPS reduced data are not listed here because their observations are carried out La Silla and therefore are not available via the (Paranal based) Run Progress Report web pages. The HARPS reduced science data (more than 200 000 1d wavelength-calibrated spectra), along with all other existing reduced science data, can be browsed and retrieved using the ESO Data Products archive interface.

The number of instrument modes, which include pipeline processed reduced data, will grow and will soon include imaging data and data cubes.