The VLT Survey Telescope

The VST is a 2.6-m optical wide-field telescope installed at the ESO observatory of Cerro Paranal (Chile). From October 2022, VST is owned and managed by INAF. 

The available time offered at the VST via INAF-TAC is 90% of the overall time in the period. A description of the VST telescope is available at this link:  

The only instrument at the VST is OmegaCAM. This is a wide-field camera, which covers 1 square degree  on the sky, made of 32-CCDs, 16k x 16k detector mosaic, with 0.21 arcsec per pixel. A detailed description of the instrument and available filters is available at the ESO web pages: