Important Links for Period 110

Information on Instruments & Facilities

La Silla Paranal Observatory
Homepage for the La Silla and Paranal Observatory facilities
Instrumentation and Facilities in Period 110
Links to technical information for Period 110
Instruments available in Period 110
Instruments and facilities in Period 110
Recent changes for Period 110
Important changes for Period 110
Foreseen changes for next Periods Planned changes for future Periods
The APEX telescope APEX Homepage
Observing with APEX
Applying for time on APEX facilities
Exposure time calculators (ETCs)
ETCs for Paranal and La Silla instrumentation

Proposal Preparation

WebP1 The Web-based p1 proposal submission interface
Observing conditions Observing constraint definitions for Phase 1 and 2
Overheads table for Paranal instrumentation
Guidelines for calculating overheads
Telescope demand and pressure Telescope demand & large programme commitment
Guaranteed Time Observations GTO targets protected against duplication
Proposal preparation tools and services Ephemerides to determine when objects are best observed, links to weather pages and useful data catalogues and archives
Late Breaking News Information as it becomes available after the release of the Call for Proposals
Users Workshop Part II Hands-on sessions on p1, session on how to write proposals, and more
Phase 1 Users Workshop event Update on recent changes in the proposal preparation for P110

Useful information

Paranal Site Details Paranal Site, climate and seismical information
VLT UT Performance VLT Unit telescope performance, guiding and tracking
Visibility on the VLT Sky accessibility and vignetting by neighbouring telescopes on the VLT
Data Products
Data Products and Phase 3
Pipelines for VLT/I instruments Pipelines for VLT/I instrumentation
VLTI Configurations Overview Baselines available in P110

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