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VLT first-generation instruments: goals and status
Author(s): Guy J. Monnet
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Paper Abstract

The paper deals with the global approach in place at ESO to optimize observing efficiency at the VLT. It involves not only the telescopes and their associated instrumentation, but as a mater of fact the whole observing process from proposals to data distribution. The ten main avenues pursued to reach that goal are presented, and early experience at Paranal Observatory reported. The need for continuous renewal of instrument complements at large telescope facilities is stressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395473
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Guy J. Monnet, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4008:
Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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