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Quality control for UVES-fiber at the VLT-Kueyen Telescope
Author(s): Burkhard Wolff; Reinhard W. Hanuschik; Andreas Kaufer; Andrea Modigliani; Jonathan Smoker
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Paper Abstract

UVES-fiber is part of the FLAMES instrument mounted on the 8.2m Kueyen Telescope (UT2) of the ESO VLT. Up to eight single object fibers can be linked from the FLAMES focus to the red arm of the echelle spectrograph UVES. Science and calibration data are pipeline-processed by the Data Flow Operations group of ESO. Parameters to monitor the performance of the instrument are routinely extracted from calibration frames, stored into a database, and monitored over time. In addition to the Quality Control parameters already present for UVES in slit mode, several specific procedures had to be added in order to monitor the performance in the multi-object case. Particular attention is required for the positioning of the fibers on the detector and the transmission of the fibers. In this paper, we present details of the Quality Control process for UVES-fiber and results from the first year of operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5493, Optimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy through Information Technologies, (16 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550630
Show Author Affiliations
Burkhard Wolff, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Reinhard W. Hanuschik, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Andreas Kaufer, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Andrea Modigliani, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jonathan Smoker, European Southern Observatory (Chile)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5493:
Optimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy through Information Technologies
Peter J. Quinn; Alan Bridger, Editor(s)

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