Updated 23 Jul 2020, C. Briceno

SAM-FP is considered to be a Restricted User Instrument.  The SAM-FP is not available for the 2020B semester.

Users interested in using the SAM F-P module should get in touch with the instrument's P.I., Dra. Cláudia Mendes de Oliveira (see contact info below).  Because of its very specialized nature, SAM-FP runs have been handled by the instrument team, who carry out the observations and reduce the data. The data-cubes provided to users are already corrected for bias and flat. The phase-correction is also applied by the team. Wavelength calibration and astrometric calibration are done together with the astronomer.

Past use

SOAR scheduled four nights of Early Science observations with SAM-FP from Feb 16th to Feb 19nd, 2018. As reference, the 2016 call for proposals is linked here, describing the technical capabilities. The publication regarding the SAM F-P is Oliveira et al 2017.

Targets submitted to the SAM F-P team should follow SOAR's standard format or the  following format (no other format will be accepted):

# OBJECT    RAJ2000   DECJ2000
   ...         ...      ...
# A : First letter of user's last name
# B : First letter of userś first name
# N : Objetc priority number

  • Users need to make sure their targets lists are sorted by priority.

Data Policy

This instrument has been developed with the team’s resources and the Fabry-Perot mode is a restricted-use instrument on SOAR. As a recognition of the effort made by the team to make this instrument available to the community and to make the data ready for the user to do science with it, it is requested that the three team members be co-authors of any published work that may result from the observations . 


The contact e-mail are:

  • Claudia Mendes de Oliveira - claudia.oliveira at
  • Bruno C. Quint - bquint at
  • Philippe Amram - philippe.amram at

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