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Commissioning MATISSE: first results
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Paper Abstract

MATISSE is the 2nd generation mid-infrared instrument designed to combine four VLTI telescopes in the L, M and N spectral bands. It’s commissioning in Paranal is in progress since March 2018 and should continue until the middle of 2019. Here we report, in June 2018, the commissioning plan, tools and the preliminary results of the first two commissioning runs in MATISSE that show that the instrument is already fully operational with a sensitivity well beyond its specification. The quality of the measurements, as they obtained by the current observing procedures and delivered by the current pipeline are already good enough for a broad range of science observations. However, our results remain quite preliminary and they will be quite substantially improved by the work in progress in instrument calibration, observing procedures optimization and data processing updates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2018
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 10701, Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VI, 1070109 (9 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312104
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Romain G. Petrov, Univ. Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Lab. Lagrange (France)
Fatmé Allouche, Univ. Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Lab. Lagrange (France)
Philippe Berio, Univ. Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Lab. Lagrange (France)
Alain Chelli, Univ. Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Lab. Lagrange (France)
Pierre Cruzalèbes, Univ. Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Lab. Lagrange (France)
Yan Fanteï, Univ. Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Lab. Lagrange (France)
Walter Jaffe, Huygens Lab. (Netherlands)
Andreas Glindemann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Stéphane Lagarde, Univ. Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Lab. Lagrange (France)
Bruno Lopez, Univ. Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Lab. Lagrange (France)
Alexis Matter, Univ. Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Lab. Lagrange (France)
Antony Meilland, Univ. Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Lab. Lagrange (France)
European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Florentin Millour, Univ. Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Lab. Lagrange (France)
Sebastien Morel, Univ. Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Lab. Lagrange (France)
Konkoly Observatory (Hungary)
Claudia Paladini, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Thomas Rivinius, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Sylvie Robbe-Dubois, Univ. Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Lab. Lagrange (France)
Sylvain Rousseau, Univ. Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Lab. Lagrange (France)
Markus Schöller, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jozsef Varga, Konkoly Observatory (Hungary)
Gérard Zins, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10701:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VI
Michelle J. Creech-Eakman; Peter G. Tuthill; Antoine Mérand, Editor(s)

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