Paranal Instrumentation

The currently offered Paranal telescopes and instruments and their location are listed in the following table

 

valid for Period 104, October 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020.

 

The links to the different instruments provide an overview of the respective instrument capabilites and the offered instrument modes. For details please refer to the Call for Proposals for Period 104.

Information on Paranal decommissioned instruments is available on a separate page.

Please refer to the Call for Proposals for Period 104 for Paranal telescopes and instruments offered in Period 104.


Telescope Focus
 
Nasmyth A
Cassegrain
Nasmyth B
Incoherent Combined Coudé
Interferometric
UT1 (Antu) Visitor focus (1) FORS2 KMOS ESPRESSO

GRAVITY

MATISSE

PIONIER

UT2 (Kueyen) FLAMES XSHOOTER UVES
UT3 (Melipal) SPHERE

Visitor focus (2)

VISIR (3)

 
UT4 (Yepun) HAWK-I VISIR (3) MUSE
           
AT1        

GRAVITY

MATISSE

PIONIER

AT2        
AT3        
AT4        
         
VISTA   VIRCAM    
VST   OmegaCAM    

(1) The UT1 Nasmyth A focus is offered for visitor instruments as of mid-November 2019.

(2) The UT3 Cassegrain focus is offered for visitor instruments during the first months of Period 104, while VISIR is installed on UT4.

(3) VISIR is offered on UT4 during the first months of Period 104 with limited capabilities; see the Recent Changes for details. The instrument will be moved to UT3 for the rest of the period. The date for the move has not been fixed.