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uves_cal_mflat_combine - Combines the master flat field and the master dflat frames


esorex uves_cal_mflat_combine [OPTIONS] FILE.sof


This recipe combined a MASTER_FLAT_xxxx with a MASTER_DFLAT_xxxx Input are: a master flat (MASTER_FLAT_xxxx) a master dflat (MASTER_DFLAT_xxxx) an order table (ORDER_TABLE_xxxx) provided for each chip (xxxx = BLUE, REDL, REDU). Output is a MASTER_FLAT_xxxx


Whether or not to save intermediate results to local directory (bool; default: False). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves.debug [default = False].
Order where master flats are joined (int; default: 7). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves.order_threshold [default = 7].
Any plots produced by the recipe are redirected to the command specified by this parameter. The plotting command must contain the substring ´gnuplot´ and must be able to parse gnuplot syntax on its standard input. Valid examples of such a command may include ´gnuplot -persist´ and ´cat > mygnuplot$$.gp´. A finer control of the plotting options can be obtained by writing an executable script, e.g., that executes gnuplot after setting the desired gnuplot options (e.g. set terminal pslatex color). To turn off plotting, set this parameter to ´no´ (str; default: ´no´). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves.plotter [default = no].
For RED arm data process the redl, redu, or both chip(s) (str; default: ´both´). The full name of this option for the EsoRex configuration file is uves.process_chip [default = both].

Note that it is possible to create a configuration file containing these options, along with suitable default values. Please refer to the details provided by the 'esorex --help' command.


The full documentation for the uves pipeline can be downloaded as a PDF file using the following URL:

An overview over the existing ESO pipelines can be found on the web page

Basic documentation about the EsoRex program can be found at the esorex (1) man page.

It is possible to call the pipelines from python using the python-cpl package. See for further information.

The other recipes of the uves pipeline are flames_cal_mkmaster(7), flames_cal_orderpos(7), flames_cal_predict(7), flames_cal_prep_sff_ofpos(7), flames_cal_wavecal(7), flames_obs_redchain(7), flames_obs_scired(7), flames_utl_unpack(7), uves_cal_cd_align(7), uves_cal_mbias(7), uves_cal_mdark(7), uves_cal_mflat(7), uves_cal_mkmaster(7), uves_cal_orderpos(7), uves_cal_predict(7), uves_cal_response(7), uves_cal_tflat(7), uves_cal_wavecal(7), uves_obs_redchain(7), uves_obs_scired(7), uves_utl_ima_arith(7), uves_utl_remove_crh_single(7)


uves_cal_mflat_combine 6.1.8


Andrea Modigliani <>


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This file is part of the FLAMES/UVES Pipeline Copyright (C) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 European Southern Observatory

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6.1.8 uves_cal_mflat_combine