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Dear user,

thanks for your question and for using our ASP... 

Yes it is possible to select data taken with a given telescope, you will need to go on the top left corner on your screen and manage the query parameters, as I am showing in the following screenshot. 

When clicking on the button, a new menu will pop up: 

As you can see, only the first six show up by default but from here you can select a series of other useful searching parameters. , including e.g., the instrument, the Data Collection, The PI, etc.etc.

These will then appear on the left side menu and you will be then able to choose what you wish (e.g. all the X-Shooter spectra or only these belonging to your program).

Concerning your second question, you can do that programmatically ;) 

Have a look at this page: ... here we provide very useful example and demo on how to retrive weather information on a given date or select objects with specific characteristics (like e.g. seeing or FHWM). 

I hope this helps!

Please do not hesitate to reply to this message if you need more clarifications.


Chiara, on behalf of ASG

Dear user, 

thanks for your question :) 

Since the Archive Science portal uses SIMBAD name, if you entry "Jupiter" as target, it will give you an error ("Target not resolved"). 

We are currently working on a new version of the archive portal that will allow a search with more generic names, but for the moment being, you can use the following query form:

setting OBJECT=Jupiter and selecting "Phase 3 target name" from the pull-down menu nearby (instead of SIMBAD). 

In this case, it is a constraint against the OBJECT keyword information (case insensitive string match, no coordinates involved).

The query should return you 83 datasets, including spectra and data cubes.

I hope this helps!


Chiara, on behalf of the ASG 

Thank you for your question tknapp!

The image that you are downloading is a multi-extension file (MEF), with each detector images stored as 16 FITS extensions in the image file. If you are displaying such FITS file with DS9 you only see extension #1 by default. You can display all the 16 extensions by choosing this option in ds9. Alternatively, you can display each extension using the commandline ``ds9 filename[n]'' with n = 1-16.

A useful short guide on the data format of the science data products is available here: