CBI is an instrument designed to make images of the CMB radiation and to measure its statistical properties on angular scales from 5 arcmin to one degree. It is a 13-element interferometer mounted on a 6 meter platform operating in ten 1-GHz frequency bands from 26 GHz to 36 GHz.
ASTE is a project to operate a high precision 10-m submillimeter telescope. One of its major goals is to explore the southern sky with waves up to 900 GHz
VISTA works at near-infrared wavelengths and its main mirror is 4.1-m across. At the heart of the telescope is a three-tone camera with 16 state-of-the-art infrared-sensitive detectors.
The VST is the largest telescope in the world designed for surveying the sky in visible light. It has a 2.6-m mirror and a 268-megapixel camera called OmegaCAM.
The Magellan Telescopes are 6.5-m twins called Baade and Clay. The Baade telescope hosts the following instruments: The Inamori Magellan Areal Camera and Spectrograph (IMACS), the FourStar wide field near-infrared camera and the FIRE (Folded port InfraRed Echellette) spectrograph. The Clay Telescope hosts: The Magellan Inamori Kyocera Echelle (MIKE), the MagE (Magellan Echellette) Spectrograph, the Low Dispersion Survey Spectrograph (LDSS-3), and a large mosaic CCD camera with a 24′ x 24′ field-of-view (Megacam).
The Irénée du Pont is a 2.5-m telescope. It was designed to have an exceptionally wide field for direct photography
The Henrietta Swope is a 1.0-m reflector telescope. It has a 4kx4k direct ccd camera.
The wide field of the Blanco telescope, uses instruments such as: Dark Energy Camera (DECam), a high-performance wide-field CCD with 520 Mpix; The Infrared Side Port Imager (ISPI); COSMOS imager and spectrograph; and The Hydra multi-object spectrograph
he SMARTS consortium operates the 1.5-m, 1.3-m, 1.0-m and 0.9-m telescopes on Cerro Tololo. The 1.5-m hosts CHIRON , a highly stable fiber-fed cross-dispersed echelle spectrometer. The 1.3-m hosts A Novel Dual Imaging CAMera (ANDICAM) that takes simultaneous optical and infrared data. The 1.0-m hosts Y4KCam an optical CCD optimized for wide-field broad-band imaging. The 0.9-m hosts 2KCCD.
Gemini South is a 8.1-m diameter telescope with a twin on the summit of Mauna Kea. Each telescope has a suite of instruments covering the optical and ground-accessible infrared wavelength regions. Several instruments are simultaneously mounted at the Cassegrain focus, giving the observatory great flexibility in adapting to changing weather conditions, observing multiple programs requiring different instruments in one night, and making time-critical measurements including responding within minutes to notifications to observe rapid transients such as gamma-ray bursts.
SOAR Telescope is a 4.1 meter aperture telescope designed to work from the atmospheric cut-off in the blue (320 nm) to the near infrared, with excellent optical image quality, The telescope uses active optics on its primary and secondary mirrors.
It is an optical and near-infrared telescope that hosts the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) that is dedicated to the discovery of extrasolar planets. It is a fiber-fed high resolution echelle spectrograph.
The NTT is a 3.58-m Richey-Chretien telescope which pioneered the use of active optics. The telescope and its enclosure had a revolutionary design for optimal image quality.
It is an optical and near-infrared telescope that hosts three instruments: the 67-million pixel Wide Field Imager; GROND, the Gamma-Ray Burst Optical/Near-Infrared Detector,; and the high-resolution spectrograph, FEROS, used to make detailed studies of stars.
t is operated by the Geneva Observatory, Université de Genève (Switzerland). It is used in conjunction with the CORALIE spectrograph to conduct high precision radial velocity measurements principally to search for large exoplanets.
The Danish telescope is a spectrographic telescope that is equipped with the Danish Faint Object Spectrograph and Camera spectrograph.
This 1971 telescope hosts a new large camera to conduct a southern hemisphere search for new Pluto-sized dwarf planets and supernovae: the LaSilla–QUEST Variability survey. The camera is a mosaic of 112 CCDs, with a total of 160 million pixels, covering the full field of view of the telescope.
This 1-m photometric telescope is used by a collaboration between the Bochum and UCN-Antofagasta universities.