Paranal Instrumentation

The currently offered Paranal telescopes and instruments and their location are listed in the following table

 

valid for Period 108, October 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022.

 

The links to the different instruments provide an overview of the respective instrument capabilites and the offered instrument modes. For details please refer to the Call for Proposals for Period 108.

Information on Paranal decommissioned instruments is available on a separate page.

Please refer to the Call for Proposals for Period 109 for Paranal telescopes and instruments offered in Period 109.

 

Note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Paranal observatory is in restricted operations. See La Silla Paranal Observatory News for updates.


Telescope Focus
 
Nasmyth A
Cassegrain
Nasmyth B
Incoherent Combined Coudé
Interferometric
UT1 (Antu) Visitor focus FORS2 KMOS ESPRESSO

GRAVITY

MATISSE

PIONIER

Visitor foci

UT2 (Kueyen) FLAMES VISIR
UVES
UT3 (Melipal) SPHERE XSHOOTER CRIRES
UT4 (Yepun) HAWK-I    MUSE
           
AT1        

GRAVITY

MATISSE

PIONIER

Visitor foci

AT2        
AT3        
AT4        
         
VISTA   VIRCAM    
VST   OmegaCAM