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MATISSE status report and science forecast
Author(s): B. Lopez; S. Lagarde; W. Jaffe; R. Petrov; M. Schöller; P. Antonelli; U. Beckman; Ph. Bério; F. Bettonvil; U. Graser; F. Millour; S. Robbe-Dubois; L. Venema; S. Wolf; P. Bristow; A. Glindemann; J.-C. Gonzalez; Th. Lanz; T. Henning; G. Weigelt; T. Agócs; J.-C. Augereau; G. Ávila; C. Bailet; J. Behrend; J.-P. Berger; Roy von Boekel; S. Bonhomme; P. Bourget; R. Brast; Y. Bresson; J. M. Clausse; O. Chesneau; G. Csépány; C. Connot; A. Crida; W. C. Danchi; M. Delbo ; F. Delplancke; C. Dominik; M. Dugué; E. Elswijk; Y. Fanteï; G. Finger; A. Gabasch; P. Girard; V. Girault; P. Gitton; A. Glazenborg; F. Gonté; F. Guitton; S. Guniat; M. De Haan; P. Haguenauer; H. Hanenburg; M. Heininger; K.-H. Hofmann; M. Hogerheijde; R. ter Horst; J. Hron; Y. Hughes; D. Ives; G. Jakob; A. Jaskó; P. Jolley; J. Kragt; R. Köhler; T. Kroener; G. Kroes; L. Labadie; W. Laun; M. Lehmitz; Ch. Leinert; J. L. Lizon; Ch. Lucuix; A. Marcotto; F. Martinache; A. Matter; G. Martinot-Lagarde; N. Mauclert; L. Mehrgan; A. Meilland; M. Mellein; S. Ménardi; J. L. Menut; K. Meisenheimer; S. Morel; L. Mosoni; R. Navarro; U. Neumann; E. Nussbaum; S. Ottogalli; R. Palsa; J. Panduro; E. Pantin; I. Percheron; T. Phan Duc; J.-U. Pott; Eszter Pozna; F. Przygodda; A. Richichi; F. Rigal; G. Rupprecht; D. Schertl; J. Stegmeier; L. Thiam; N. Tromp; M. Vannier; F. Vakili; G. van Belle; K. Wagner; J. Woillez
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Paper Abstract

MATISSE is the mid-infrared spectrograph and imager for the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) at Paranal. This second generation interferometry instrument will open new avenues in the exploration of our Universe. Mid-infrared interferometry with MATISSE will allow significant advances in various fundamental research fields: studies of disks around young stellar objects where planets form and evolve, surface structures and mass loss of stars in late evolutionary stages, and the environments of black holes in active galactic nuclei. MATISSE is a unique instrument. As a first breakthrough it will enlarge the spectral domain used by optical interferometry by offering the L & M bands in addition to the N band, opening a wide wavelength domain, ranging from 2.8 to 13 μm on angular scales of 3 mas (L/M band) / 10 mas (N band). As a second breakthrough, it will allow mid-infrared imaging – closure-phase aperture-synthesis imaging – with up to four Unit Telescopes (UT) or Auxiliary Telescopes (AT) of the VLTI. MATISSE will offer various ranges of spectral resolution between R~30 to ~5000. In this article, we present some of the main science objectives that have driven the instrument design. We introduce the physical concept of MATISSE including a description of the signal on the detectors and an evaluation of the expected performance and discuss the project status. The operations concept will be detailed in a more specific future article, illustrating the observing templates operating the instrument, the data reduction and analysis, and the image reconstruction software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9146, Optical and Infrared Interferometry IV, 91460M (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056419
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B. Lopez, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
S. Lagarde, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
W. Jaffe, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
R. Petrov, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
M. Schöller, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
P. Antonelli, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
U. Beckman, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
Ph. Bério, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
F. Bettonvil, ASTRON (Netherlands)
U. Graser, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
F. Millour, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
S. Robbe-Dubois, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
L. Venema, ASTRON (Netherlands)
S. Wolf, Christian-Albrechts-Univ. zu Kiel (Germany)
P. Bristow, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
A. Glindemann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J.-C. Gonzalez, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Th. Lanz, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
T. Henning, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
G. Weigelt, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
T. Agócs, ASTRON (Netherlands)
J.-C. Augereau, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, CNRS, Univ. de Grenoble Alpes (France)
G. Ávila, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
C. Bailet, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
J. Behrend, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
J.-P. Berger, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Roy von Boekel, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
S. Bonhomme, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
P. Bourget, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
R. Brast, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Y. Bresson, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
J. M. Clausse, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
O. Chesneau, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
G. Csépány, MTA Research Ctr. for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (Hungary)
C. Connot, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
A. Crida, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
W. C. Danchi, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. Delbo , Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
F. Delplancke, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
C. Dominik, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
M. Dugué, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
E. Elswijk, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Y. Fanteï, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
G. Finger, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
A. Gabasch, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
P. Girard, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
V. Girault, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
P. Gitton, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
A. Glazenborg, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)
F. Gonté, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
F. Guitton, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
S. Guniat, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
M. De Haan, ASTRON (Netherlands)
P. Haguenauer, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
H. Hanenburg, ASTRON (Netherlands)
M. Heininger, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
K.-H. Hofmann, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
M. Hogerheijde, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
R. ter Horst, ASTRON (Netherlands)
J. Hron, Univ. Wien (Austria)
Y. Hughes, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
D. Ives, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
G. Jakob, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
A. Jaskó, MTA Research Ctr. for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (Hungary)
P. Jolley, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J. Kragt, ASTRON (Netherlands)
R. Köhler, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
T. Kroener, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
G. Kroes, ASTRON (Netherlands)
L. Labadie, Univ. zu Köln (Germany)
W. Laun, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
M. Lehmitz, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Ch. Leinert, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
J. L. Lizon, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Ch. Lucuix, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
A. Marcotto, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
F. Martinache, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
A. Matter, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, CNRS, Univ. de Grenoble Alpes (France)
G. Martinot-Lagarde, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
N. Mauclert, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
L. Mehrgan, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
A. Meilland, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
M. Mellein, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
S. Ménardi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J. L. Menut, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
K. Meisenheimer, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
S. Morel, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
L. Mosoni, MTA Research Ctr. for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (Hungary)
R. Navarro, ASTRON (Netherlands)
U. Neumann, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
E. Nussbaum, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
S. Ottogalli, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
R. Palsa, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J. Panduro, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
E. Pantin, CEA-Ctr. de SACLAY, CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
I. Percheron, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
T. Phan Duc, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J.-U. Pott, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Eszter Pozna, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
F. Przygodda, Deutsche Thomson OHG (Germany)
A. Richichi, National Astronomical Research Inst of Thailand (Thailand)
F. Rigal, ASTRON (Netherlands)
G. Rupprecht, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
D. Schertl, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
J. Stegmeier, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
L. Thiam, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
N. Tromp, ASTRON (Netherlands)
M. Vannier, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
F. Vakili, Lab. Joseph-Louis Lagrange, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
G. van Belle, Lowell Observatory (United States)
K. Wagner, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
J. Woillez, European Southern Obsrvatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9146:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry IV
Jayadev K. Rajagopal; Michelle J. Creech-Eakman; Fabien Malbet, Editor(s)

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