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- From wide-field imager to VLT survey telescope
- The Wide-Field Imager (WFI) is the outcome of a joint project between the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie in Heidelberg (Germany) and the Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte near Naples (Italy). It was installed at the 2.2 m MPG/ESO telescope in 1998 December. A mosaic of eight CCDs provides a large field of 34×33 arcmin which allows us to obtain detailed views of extended celestial objects down to very faint magnitudes. WFI is the first of a new generation of survey facilities at ESO and will be replaced by OmegaCAM on the 2.6 m VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at Paranal in the near future.
- Publication Type
- Journal article
- Baltic Astronomy, Vol. 13, no. 4 (2004), pp. 704-706
- Publication Year
- FOR Code(s)
0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences;
020102 Astronomical and Space Instrumentation
VLT Survey Telescope;
- Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2004 Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy.
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