New public HARPS Advanced Data Products

Published: 25 Jun 2009

The Data Products department (DPD) at ESO has as one of its tasks the creation and publication of Advanced Data Products (ADPs) into a VO-compliant Science Archive. ADPs are high-level data products, either provided by the astronomical community or created in-house, generally consisting of fully reduced and calibrated imaging and spectroscopic data, ancillary products, catalogues etc. which enable immediate scientific exploitation (see examples here).

Public HARPS data packages have been released by the External Data Products (EDP) group within DPD. These HARPS ADPs have been produced by the automatic HARPS pipeline developed by the Observatoire Astronomique de l'Université de Genève.

Currently the packages cover the first six years of operation (2003-2008).