In this page, you will find all the manuals needed to prepare and analyze your observations with FORS2. Please be sure to download that corresponding to the period in which the observations will take place.
All the manuals are in Adobe's Acrobat format.
FORS2 User's Manual
All the informations about the instrument itself, its modes and their characteristics.
FORS2 Template User Manual
Detailed information on the acquisition, observation, and calibration templates.
FORS2 FIMS User Manual
Detailed information on the Instrumental Mask Simulator software tool to prepare precise target acquisitions at Phase 2
FORS1+2 Data Reduction Cookbook
A detailed set of guidelines for overcoming common problems with reducing FORS data
- Version 1, to be used for data from all periods
FORS2 Absolute Photometry Project
Detailed information on the FORS Absolute Photometry (FAP) project, whose goal is to produce a 3% absolute photometric accuracy,
if nights are photometric (see Freundling et al., 2006).