Release of Pipeline-processed HAWK-I Images from UK In-kind Reprocessing Project

Published: 16 Aug 2016
HAWK-I at the VLT Nasmyth focus

All images obtained with the High Acuity Wide field K-band Imager (HAWK-I), from the beginning of regular operations (April 2008) until October 2015 are now published as reduced data (burst mode excluded) via the ESO Science Archive Facility.

The data for this release was processed by the Cambridge Astronomy Survey Unit (CASU) using improved science recipes that run within the ESO Common Pipeline Library (CPL) environment. The release consists of 3 TB of astrometrically and photometrically calibrated stacked and tiled images, confidence maps, variance maps, and associated single band source lists. The images are stacked at the Observation Block (OB) level and are reduced with pipeline version 1.1.

The HAWK-I images tagged HAWKI can be queried and downloaded using the Phase 3 generic query form that provides access to all Phase 3 data, or through the Phase 3 query form for imaging data with query parameters suited to harvest imaging data.

More details about these data are available in the associated Phase 3 data release description for HAWK-I data.