OmegaCAM at the VST
OmegaCAM is the wide-field imager for the Cassegrain focus of the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) on Paranal, a 2.6m modified Richie-Chretien alt-az telescope designed specifically for wide-field imaging. OmegaCAM @ VST starts regular service observations October 15, 2011.
NOTE: Most of the information presented in these pages is courtesy of the VST and OmegaCAM consortia, and is continously updated/completed as experience in regular operations is gathered.
Publications based on data using the VST and Omegacam should reference Arnaboldi et al. 1998 (Arnaboldi, M., Capaccioli, M., Mancini, D.,
Rafanelli, P., Scaranella, R., Sedmak, G. and Vettolani, G. P., 1998. The Messenger 93, 30), Kuijken et al. 2002 (The Messenger, 110, p. 15, 2002) and Kuijken 2011 (The Messenger, vol. 146, p. 8, 2011).
Content of these pages
- Overview: Telescope, Instrument, Public Surveys
- News: list of changes affecting the instrument and/or its pages.
- Instrument Description: all the important parameters of the instrument.
- Manuals : links to all the documents related to OmegaCAM.
- Tools: a collection of useful tools and information for preparing and analyzing the OmegaCAM observations.
- Instrument Operations Team
- Visitor Instructions: Instrument specific instructions for Visiting Astronomers
- Questions related to proposal preparation, service mode, and visitor mode observations should be addressed via the contact form at ESO Operations Helpdesk.
- Please, send us your general feedback, comments, suggestions, or report errors and inaccurate statements in the web pages and manuals also via this contact form.