MUSE Narrow Field Mode AO Commissioning Data

Published: 03 Oct 2018
MUSE NFM-AO image of Neptune

The commissioning runs of MUSE in Narrow-Field Mode Adaptive Optics (NFM-AO) were carried out at the VLT on UT4 in April and June 2018. Several astronomical targets were observed to demonstrate the the capability of this new mode, find the best observing strategies and optimise the performance of the pipeline data reduction. The commissioning data have been released to illustrate the power of LTAO correction with MUSE NFM on different science targets; they can also be used as a reference to plan future programmes.

Some observations were taken with experimental (non-optimal) exposure times and observing strategies. If these data are used for publication, please acknowledge that the results are based on public data released from the MUSE NFM-AO commissioning observations at the VLT Yepun (UT4) telescope under Programme ID 60.A-9100, runs J & K.