Some links to pertinent tools for AMBER observation preparations and data reduction, and general tips for a succesful run.
The supported AMBER Data Reduction Software (DRS) is available from the AMBER consortium and the JMMC, and can be downloaded from http://www.mariotti.fr/data_processing_amber.htm. At the same place, the AMBER DRS documentation is available. It includes a general description of the data reduction, a presentation of the software, a cookbook so that you can experiment the data reduction on actual data, and a section with frequently-asked-questions (FAQ).
Generic VLTI Tools and information
- VLTI visibility calculator (VisCalc) VisCalc is an online tool that has been developed for all the VLTI instruments. It gives an estimate of the visibility obtained from a target, depending on the target geometry and on the VLTI baseline that is used.
- VLTI calibrator selector (CalVin). To help the user to select visibility calibrator sources for phase-2, it is recommended to use the "CalVin" online tool, by clicking on the link.