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VST: from commissioning to science
Author(s): Pietro Schipani; Massimo Capaccioli; Carmelo Arcidiacono; Javier Argomedo; Massimo Dall'Ora; Sergio D'Orsi; Jacopo Farinato; Demetrio Magrin; Laurent Marty; Roberto Ragazzoni; Gabriele Umbriaco
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Paper Abstract

The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) has started the scientific operations on the ESO Paranal observatory after a successful commissioning period. It is currently the largest telescope in the world specially designed for surveying the sky in visible light. The VST is dedicated to survey programmes, supporting the VLT with wide-angle imaging by detecting and pre-characterising sources, which the VLT Unit Telescopes can then observe further.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84441C (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925481
Show Author Affiliations
Pietro Schipani, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Massimo Capaccioli, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Univ. Federico II of Naples (Italy)
Carmelo Arcidiacono, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Javier Argomedo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Massimo Dall'Ora, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Sergio D'Orsi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Jacopo Farinato, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Demetrio Magrin, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Laurent Marty, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Roberto Ragazzoni, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Gabriele Umbriaco, Univ. of Padua (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8444:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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