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FEROS on the MPG/ESO-2.20m Telescope

General Information

FirstLight at MPG/ESO-2.20m The FEROS instrument is a state-of-the-art bench-mounted, high-resolution, Environmentally controlled, astronomical Échelle spectrograph. It is opertated at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in La Silla, Chile, one of the best astronomical sites in the world.

The high efficiency (~20%), large wavelength range (the complete optical spectral region in one exposure) and high resolution (R=48000) makes possible a large variety of stellar and extra-galactic spectroscopic observation programs requiring high spectral stability can be carried out.

FEROS on the MPG/ESO-2.2m News
arrowbk 2003-Mar-17: Summary of FibreHead Upgrade & Commissioning-V
arrowbk 2003-Mar-15: Maximum Measured Peak Efficiency: 13%
arrowbk 2002-Nov-24: Summary of Commissioning-IV
arrowbk 2002-Nov-05: Summary of Commissioning-III
arrowbk 2002-Oct-25: Creation of this page
arrowbk 2002-Oct-24: First Light

arrowbk FEROS-II aka FEROS Big Bang (2003)
arrowbk Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector (2003)
arrowbk FibreHead Upgrades (2003)
arrowbk Commissioning III & IV
Moving FEROS from the ESO-1.52m Telescope to the MPG/ESO-2.2m Telescope (Apr-Nov 2002).

arrowbk MPG/ESO-2.2m

Other FEROS Pages
arrowbk FEROS at the ESO-1.52m telescope.
arrowbk FEROS at the Landessternwarte Heidelberg.

arrowbk Maintenance Plan
arrowbk Procedures
arrowbk Various
arrowbk Quality Monitoring
Preparing for an Observing Run
arrowbk Prepare your Target Catalogue (See TCS Catalogues)

At the Telescope
arrowbk FEROS Environmental Monitor
arrowbk MeteoMonitors: MPG/ESO-2.20m and the Observatory.
arrowbk User Manual & CookBook (Not yet Updated for the MPG/ESO-2.20m)
arrowbk Exposure Time Calculator Note: the default telescope parameters are those for the ESO-1.52m, therefore be sure to set the mirror diameter (cm) and telescope efficiency parameters to 220 and 0.28 respectively.
arrowbk FEROS DRS
arrowbk TCS Catalogues
arrowbk Target of Opportunity Observations

Other Resources
arrowbk Technical Reports etc
arrowbk Calibration Plan
arrowbk CCD Info
arrowbk TroubleShooting
arrowbk Environmental Monitoring Archive

arrowbk Period 72
arrowbk Period 71
arrowbk Period 70

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