On this page, we list the main changes that affected the instrument and this web site. For earlier news see this page, and for earlier updates see this page

SofI Status


  • As of 2012-10-04 there are 596 papers, based on SofI data, and the number is growing. Check ESO Telescope Bibliography.
  • The problem with the GenericSpectro and GenericImaging templates was solved: from now on the guiding option B must be used for guided observations, and N must be used for non-guided observations (2012-05-10).
  • SofI User Manual ver. 2.30 released; autoguiding info updated (May 10, 2012).
  • SofI User Manual ver. 2.20 released; global overhaul of the web page, particularly the Tools and Data reduction pages; update of the SofI specific visitor page; new bad pixel mask, new ZJJsHKs special dome flats, new ZJJsHKs illumination corrections, distortion maps for spectrosocpy (Blue, Red, H and K set ups), photometric zero points (May 23, 2011).
  • Web-page clean up, correction of obsolete links, and migration of the entire calibration fits archive to a new ftp repository (Apr 14, 2011).
  • New/updated: bad pixel mask, linearity correction, gain, read-out-noise, zero points and atmospheric extinction coefficients, illumination corrections in all broad band filters, and some web page cleanup/update (Aug 2010).

Press Releases (with lot of pretty pictures)