FEROS - The Fiber-fed Extended Range Optical Spectrograph
The FEROS instrument is a state-of-the-art bench-mounted, high-resolution, environmentally controlled, astronomical Échelle spectrograph. It is opertated at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in La Silla, Chile, one of the best astronomical sites in the world.
The high efficiency (~20%), large wavelength range (the complete optical spectral region in one exposure) and high resolution (R=48000) makes possible a large variety of stellar and extra-galactic spectroscopic observation programs requiring high spectral stability.
Publications based on data obtained with the FEROS instrument should quote the following reference paper: Kaufer, A. et al. 1999, The Messenger 95, 8.
Proposal preparation: All proposers should check in the Call for Proposals which observing modes will be offered for FEROS and during which periods the 2.2m telescope is available in ESO time. These constraints need to be considered in the proposals.
- All questions related to observations and proposal preparation should be addressed to the La Silla Science Operations.
- Please send us your comments, suggestions and report errors and inaccurate statements in the web pages and manuals.
Content of these pages
The following items are available on all the FEROS pages, using the bar on the left.
- Overview: a short description of the instrument
- News: list of changes affecting the instrument and/or its pages.
- Instrument Description: all the important parameters of the instrument.
- Manuals: links to all the documents related to FEROS.
- Tools: a collection of useful tools and informations for preparing and analyzing the FEROS observations.
- Instrument Operations Team
- Visitor Instructions: Instrument specific instructions for Visiting Astronomers