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AMBER is now available for observing in the P76 ESO call for proposal

AMBER is now offered with 3 Auxiliary Telescopes (P79)
Tuesday 12 September 2006, by Fabien Malbet

Call for proposal (October 2005-March 2006)

ESO has released the call for proposals for the VLT instruments in period P79 (April 2007 to September 2007). The AMBER VLTI instrument has been offered already since P76 (March 2005), but this is the first time that the community can use the Auxiliary Telescopes:

[.../...] AMBER can be used in Period 79 with 3 UTs or, for the first time, 3 ATs. For a list of the offered telescope configurations, please refer to the to the VLTI baseline page at

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Baseline configuration and sensitivity for AMBER offered in P79

The complete call can be downloaded at: (Information on how to submit observation proposals is available from this page).

All information for this call for proposals is available at:
and more general and specific information at:

The deadline for this CfP is 29 September at 12:00 (noon) CET.

Preparation tools from JMMC

The JMMC is offering the observation preparation tool ASPRO. ASPRO is updated a few days after the issue of each ESO Calls For Proposals (CFPs) to support the new telescope configurations and instruments setups for the AMBER and MIDI instruments. Refer to the JMMC website for questions and user support of ASPRO.

Note: ESO observing time is open to non member state proposers. In the Call for proposal, it is explained that a Non member State Proposal is a proposal where at least 2/3 of the proposers are not a liated to ESO member state institutes independently of the nationality of the proposers and of the affiliation of the PI. Non-member state proposals are submitted in the usual way, but [...] the following additional criteria will be taken into account:

  • The required telescope/instrumentation is not available at any other observatory accessible to the applicants.
  • If an ESO member state proposal and a non member state proposal are rated equally, preference will be given to the ESO member state proposal.

AMBER in its spectral resolution has no other counter part for the moment and therefore could interest observers from other countries.

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