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

The following items are available on all the OmegaCAM pages, using the bar on the left.

Contact Information

  • 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.