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The VLTI: a status report
Author(s): Andreas Glindemann; J. Algomedo; Rodrigo Amestica; Pascal Ballester; Bertrand Bauvir; E. Bugueno; Serge Correia; Francisco Delgado; Francoise Delplancke; Frederic Derie; Philippe Duhoux; Emmanuel di Folco; Alberto Gennai; Bruno Gilli; Paul Giordano; Philippe B. Gitton; Stephane Guisard; Nico Housen; Alexis Huxley; Pierre Kervella; Mario Kiekebusch; Bertrand Koehler; Samuel A. Leveque; Antonio Longinotti; Sebastien Morel; Francesco Paresce; Than Phan Duc; Andrea Richichi; Markus Schoeller; Massimo Tarenghi; Anders Wallander; Markus Wittkowski; Rainer Wilhelm; S. Menardi
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Paper Abstract

The Very Large Telescope (VLT) Observatory on Cerro Paranal (2635 m) in Northern Chile is approaching completion. After the four 8-m Unit Telescopes (UT) individually saw first light in the last years, two of them were combined for the first time on October 30, 2001 to form a stellar interferometer, the VLT Interferometer. The remaining two UTs will be integrated into the interferometric array later this year. In this article, we will describe the subsystems of the VLTI and the planning for the following years.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4838, Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, (21 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458117
Show Author Affiliations
Andreas Glindemann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J. Algomedo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Rodrigo Amestica, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Pascal Ballester, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Bertrand Bauvir, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
E. Bugueno, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Serge Correia, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Francisco Delgado, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Francoise Delplancke, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Frederic Derie, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Philippe Duhoux, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Emmanuel di Folco, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Alberto Gennai, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Bruno Gilli, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Paul Giordano, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Philippe B. Gitton, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Stephane Guisard, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Nico Housen, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Alexis Huxley, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Pierre Kervella, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Mario Kiekebusch, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Bertrand Koehler, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Samuel A. Leveque, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Antonio Longinotti, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Sebastien Morel, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Francesco Paresce, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Than Phan Duc, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Andrea Richichi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Markus Schoeller, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Massimo Tarenghi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Anders Wallander, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Markus Wittkowski, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Rainer Wilhelm, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
S. Menardi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4838:
Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II
Wesley A. Traub, Editor(s)

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