A  release of the UVES pipeline recipes is now available !

A release of the UVES pipeline recipes is now available for the reduction of data obtained by UVES either in echelle mode or in fiber mode

The recipes can be run either using MIDAS, or Gasgano (running shell scripts provided by this release).

UVES Pipeline Recipes Latest Public Version

The latest public version of the UVES pipeline recipes is 2.9.10, and is available here. It requires  the installation of the MIDAS data reduction package. I has been verified with MIDAS release 12FEBpl1.2. Information on the delivery content, platform supported, installation procedure, how to test and use the pipeline, known problems and other useful information is provided by the README file, which we recommend the user to read before installing the UVES pipeline.

Documentation

The UVES Pipeline User Manual (9.0) (~888 Kb, 104 pages), is available. Note that the manual is also included in the UVES pipeline release, in the file VLT-MAN-ESO-2964-V9.PDF The FLAMES Pipeline User Manual (5.0) (~ 426 Kb, 83 pages), is available. Note that the manual is also included in the UVES pipeline release, in the file VLT-MAN-ESO-1900-3016-V5.PDF Note that data reduction of ECHELLE data can be performed with higher accuracy using the UVES CPL based pipeline.

Data reduction Quality Limitaions

The UVES RED Arm MIT detector has a dead column. For binning 1x1, 1x2, 2x2, 2x3 respectively, this is located at:


Id Xstart Ystart Xend Yend
1 1 491 3272 492

Id Xstart Ystart Xend Yend
1 1 491 1636 492

Id Xstart Ystart Xend Yend
1 1 245 1636 246

Id Xstart Ystart Xend Yend
1 1 245 1091 246
The UVES RED Arm detectors have some traps. For the RED EEV CCD (and 1x1, 1x2, 2x2, 2x3 binning respectively) those are located in the following positions:

Id Xstart Ystart Xend Yend
1 1 4 2088 4
2 1 63 2282 63
3 1 108 1778 108
4 1 176 2443 176
5 1 196 2021 196
6 1 285 1974 285
7 1 352 1942 352

Id Xstart Ystart Xend Yend
1 1 4 1044 4
2 1 63 1141 63
3 1 108 894 108
4 1 176 1222 176
5 1 196 1011 196
6 1 285 988 285
7 1 352 971 352

Id Xstart Ystart Xend Yend
1 1 3 1044 3
2 1 33 1141 33
3 1 55 894 56
4 1 89 1222 90
5 1 99 1011 100
6 1 144 988 145
7 1 177 971 178

Id Xstart Ystart Xend Yend
1 1 3 696 3
2 1 33 761 33
3 1 55 592 56
4 1 89 814 90
5 1 99 674 100
6 1 144 658 144
7 1 177 647 178
The UVES RED Arm detectors have some traps. For the RED MIT CCD (and 1x1, 1x2, 2x2, 2x3 binning respectively) those are located in the following positions:
Id Xstart Ystart Xend Yend
1 1 2030 1268 2033
2 1269 2033 4096 2033

Id Xstart Ystart Xend Yend
1 1 2030 634 2033
2 635 2033 2048 2033

Id Xstart Ystart Xend Yend
1 1 1013 634 1016
2 635 1015 2048 1016

Id Xstart Ystart Xend Yend
1 1 1013 423 1016
2 635 1015 1365 1016


Bug Reports

For any other issues or requests, please, send a report to the ESO User Support Department, describing:        

  • the UVES pipeline recipes package release, and MIDAS release you are using
  • the version of your OS
  • the exact sequence of actions that were performed before the problem occurred
  • what were precisely the symptoms and the possible error message(s)
  • whether the problem is repeatable