REM (Rapid Eye Mount) is a 60 cm diameter fast reacting telescope located in the La Silla premises of the ESO Chilean Observatory (29°15′S and 70°44′W).
The telescope hosts two instruments: REMIR, an infrared imaging camera, and ROS2, a visibile imager with 4 simultaneous passbands. The two cameras can also observe simultaneously thanks to a dichroic placed before telescope focus the same field of view of 10x10 arcmin. Thus, 5 images are obtained at the same time: g,r,i,z,IR.
The Observatory is operated for INAF by the REM Team, a delocalized group of people.
26 Aug 2019 ◊ The techincal failure of the infrared camera Remir still prevents to allocate infrared observations.
06 Aug 2019 ◊ The OPTICON call for Proposal 2020A for REM is now open! DEADLINE: 25 August 2019 23.58 UT. See the announce. For the submission form please follow the Proposal link.
02 Jul 2019 ◊ The fabulous REM Team was working also during the total solar eclipse. Look here!