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Author(s): Jason Spyromilio
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Paper Abstract

The VLT is a complete new observatory situated at cerro Paranal in the north Atacama desert of Chile. The four 8.2-m telescopes of the VLT are in continuous science operations and are operating with very high efficiency. The operational scenario allows users the options for service or visitor mode observing providing great flexibility to the European astronomical community to fully exploit the telescopes. The interferometric mode of the VLT is already producing scientific results and has demonstrated excellent stability and operability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4837, Large Ground-based Telescopes, (4 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461132
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Jason Spyromilio, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4837:
Large Ground-based Telescopes
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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