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General monitoring: Image Quality

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This page links to the individual VLT instrument health check pages with image quality information. This information helps to assess how good the delivered image quality in the data is. Ideally it is limited by the seeing conditions during the time of observation, or, for instruments with AO, by the performance of the AO.

Most of the IQ monitoring was done by processing science frames. With the rescoping of the QC group processes, science processing was terminated on Sep. 30, 2011, and so was the IQ trending. Still, the historical information could be useful.

For a more detailed description see the general Image Quality page. For a discussion of differences between the seeing derived from VLT instruments and the seeing measured by the DIMM monitor see Sarazin et al., 2008, Messenger 132, p. 11.


Instrument
Filter/Wavelength Range  AO  Health Check Description 
U B V R I z Y J H K L M
FORS1
x
x
x
x
x
             
 
until March 31, 2009
FORS2
x
x
x
x
x
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
until Sep. 30, 2011
VIMOS
x
x
x
x
x
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
until Sep. 30, 2011
HAWK-I
 
 
 
 
 
 
x
x
x
x
 
 
 
until Sep. 30, 2011
VIRCAM          
x
x
x
x
x
     
 
NACO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
 Strehl ratio
SINFONI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
x
x
x
 
 
x
 with and without AO
CRIRES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
x
x

 from spectra; with and without AO,until Sep. 30, 2011