17 September 2012 VST: from commissioning to science
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The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) has started the scientific operations on the ESO Paranal observatory after a successful commissioning period. It is currently the largest telescope in the world specially designed for surveying the sky in visible light. The VST is dedicated to survey programmes, supporting the VLT with wide-angle imaging by detecting and pre-characterising sources, which the VLT Unit Telescopes can then observe further.
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Pietro Schipani, Massimo Capaccioli, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Javier Argomedo, Massimo Dall'Ora, Sergio D'Orsi, Jacopo Farinato, Demetrio Magrin, Laurent Marty, Roberto Ragazzoni, Gabriele Umbriaco, "VST: from commissioning to science", Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84441C (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925481; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925481


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