The OmegaCAM project

The OmegaCAM project involves:
- the design and construction of the Camera including software to operate it
- the design of calibration and observing strategies
- the design and implementation of a data reduction pipeline in an archival environment, capable of handling a data volume of 20 Tbyte/year.
The consortium institutes will receive garanteed observing time and will conduct their own scientific programmes. The instrument will become publicly available as a general ESO facility. Within ESO the VST plus its instrumentation is regarded as another VLT instrument. The OmegaCAM will be the only instrument on the VST, at least in the first years. An important application of the VST and the OmegaCAM will be the selection of targets for further follow-up VLT observations.

The VST camera announcement of opportunity


Exposure time calculation

External links:

WFI on the MPG/ESO 2.2-m

Overview of Filter sets used by other wide angle surveys


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Updated: 2 Sept 2004