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Durham University

Centre for Advanced Instrumentation


Current Status

KMOS is currently in regular scientific use at ESO's Very Large Telescope at the Paranal observatory in Chile. Figure 7 shows a view of the instrument installed on VLT UT1. The first light KMOS spectrum was collected on 22nd Nov 2012. The formal press release can be found on the ESO news pages. Some recent science results from KMOS can be found here.

Figure 7: KMOS installed on ESO VLT UT1 (Image credit: ESO / G. Lombardi)