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(Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy)
(4.1 meter telescope in Paranal Observatory in Chile)

VISTA (for Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) is a 4.1 meter reflector telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile operated by the European Southern Observatory. It saw first light in 2009. Initially, three fourths of its time will be dedicated to public surveys:

VISTA's name implies visible light, and it is capable of hosting visible-light instruments, but currently has none. Presumably this capability will be used in the future.

(telescope,reflector,ground,Chile,infrared,visible light)
Further reading:
VHSVHS J125601.92-125723.9VHS survey
VIKVIK J1148+0056VIKING survey
VVV CLVVV CL086VVV stellar cluster find
VVVVVV J114135.16-622055.51VVV survey

Referenced by pages:
European Southern Observatory (ESO)
monolithic mirror
Paranal Observatory
Ritchey-Chrétien telescope (RCT)