ESPRESSO Documentation

In this page, you will find the manuals needed to prepare your observations and analyze ESPRESSO data. Please make sure to download the manuals corresponding to the period in which the observations are foreseen to take place.

All the manuals are in Adobe's Acrobat format.

  • ESPRESSO User's Manual (including the ESPRESSO Calibration Plan)
    All the information about the instrument, its characteristics and observing modes.
    • Period 102: to be used for Phase 2 Preparation and visitor-mode observations for P102 (Oct.2018-Mar.2019).
    • Period 103: to be used for Phase 1 Proposal submission for observations in P103 (Apr.2019-Sep.2019).
    • Period 103: to be used for Phase 2 Proposal submission for observations in P103 (Apr.2019-Sep.2019).
    • Period 104: to be used for Phase 1 Proposal submission for observations in P104 (Oct.2019-Mar.2020).
    • Period 105: to be used for Phase 1 Proposal submission for observations in P105 (Apr.2020-Sep.2020).
    • Period 105: to be used for Phase 2 Proposal submission for observations in P105 (Apr.2020-Sep.2020); Major Manual update.
    • Period 106: to be used for Phase 1 Proposal submission for observations in P106 (Oct.2020-Mar.2021).
    • Period 106: to be used for Phase 2 Proposal submission for observations in P106 (Oct.2020-Mar.2021).
    • Period 107: for preparation of observations in P107 (Apr.2021-Sep.2021).
    • Period 108: to be used for Phase 1 Proposal submission for observations in P108 (Oct.2021-Mar.2022).
    • Period 108: to be used for Phase 2 Proposal submission for observations in P108 (Oct.2021-Mar.2022).
    • Period 109: to be used for Phase 1 Proposal submission for observations in P109 (Apr.2022-Sep.2022).
  • ESPRESSO Template Reference Manual
    Detailed information on the ESPRESSO acquisition, observation and calibration templates.
    • Period 102: to be used for Phase 2 Preparation and visitor-mode observations to be carried out in P102 onwards.
  • ESPRESSO Pipeline and Data Analysis Software (DAS) User Manuals