X-SHOOTER back into Operations and Open to Director's Discretionary Time Proposals

Published: 23 Oct 2020
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Following the ramp-up to minimal science operations started on 9 September at Paranal and APEX (see separate announcement), observations with X-SHOOTER at UT3 have also recently resumed, and the instrument is now available for Director's Discretionary Time proposals.

The current ramp-up plan foresees restarting operations with MUSE on 4 November (only observations that do not require adaptive optics), and ESPRESSO and SPHERE on 18 November. It should be noted, however, that these planned dates for resuming operations may change depending on how the ramp-up evolves, as well as how the situation in Chile regarding the pandemic progresses.