Paranal Previous News

This page contains Paranal Telescope and Instrument news items for the previous years 2004 - 2005.

Telescopes

2005

  • December 16, 2005: UT1 recoating completed
  • November 01, 2005: first light for AT3
  • October 20, 2005: UT3 recoating completed
  • June 22, 2005: UT2 recoating completed
  • April 27, 2005: UT4 recoating completed
  • February 2005: first fringes with two ATs with the VINCI and MIDI instruments
  • February 2005: both VLTI Siderostats decommissioned
  • January 2005: AT2 arrived on mountain top

2004

  • January 2004: AT1 arrived on mountain top

Instruments

2005

  • October 01, 2005: AMBER: start of Science Operation with 3 UTs
  • October 01, 2005: MIDI: start of Science Operation with 2 ATs
  • May 04, 2005: first light for the ULTRACAM visitor instrument at the Nasmyth A focus of Melipal (UT3)
  • March 24, 2005: SINFONI early start of Science Operation
  • March 20, 2005: VISIR early start of Science Operation
  • March 01, 2005: New and uniform instrument webpages released
  • February 2005: VINCI and MIDI: first fringes with two ATs
  • January 2005: SINFONI Science Verification Data available for the August, October, and December 2004 runs.
  • January 2005: VISIR Science Verification Data available for the runs between September and December 2004.

2004