On March 6th, 2023, VIRCAM has been decommissioned after 13 years of operations.
VISTA is the 4.2m Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy on Paranal.
VIRCAM is the VISTA InfraRed CAMera attached to VISTA.
The one mode imaging only instrument VIRCAM is equipped
with 16 2048x2048 pixel NIR detectors (64 megapixel in total) with 1.65
degree diameter field of view.
These pages contain information about VIRCAM Quality
Control, pipeline processing, and data flow operations.
This section of the Data Processing and Quality Control web pages covers the
VIRCAM is operated by ESO to execute public survey programmes.
All calibration data from VIRCAM pass Quality Control Garching.