Paranal Instrumentation

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

 

valid for Period 102, October 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019.

 

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 102.

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

Please refer to the Call for Proposals for Period 103 for Paranal telescopes and instruments offered in Period 103.


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

PIONIER

GRAVITY

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

PIONIER

GRAVITY

AT2        
AT3        
AT4        
         
VISTA   VIRCAM    
VST   OmegaCAM    

Note that VISIR is only offered until mid-December 2018 while SINFONI will be moved to UT3 during the 2nd half of January 2019.