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Installation and first results of FLAMES, the VLT multifiber facility
Author(s): Luca Pasquini; Jaime Alonso; Gerardo Avila; Pablo Barriga; Peter Biereichel; Bernard Buzzoni; Cyril Cavadore; Claudio Cumani; Hans Dekker; Bernard Delabre; Andreas Kaufer; Heinz Kotzlowski; Vanessa Hill; Jean-Luis Lizon; Walter Nees; Paolo Santin; Ricardo Schmutzer; A. V. Kesteren; Manuela Zoccali
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Paper Abstract

FLAMES is the VLT Fibre Facility, installed and being commissioned at the Nasmyth A of UT2 (Kueyen Telescope). FLAMES has been built and assembled at the VLT telescope in about 4 years through an international collaboration between 10 institutes in 6 countries and 3 continents. It had first light with the fibre link to the red arm of UVES on April 1, and with the GIRAFFE spectrograph on July 3. We have not yet enough data to compare the observed vs. expected astronomical performances, although these first data are encouraging in many respects. We aim at proceeding soon with the remaining tests

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458915
Show Author Affiliations
Luca Pasquini, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jaime Alonso, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Gerardo Avila, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Pablo Barriga, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Peter Biereichel, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Bernard Buzzoni, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Cyril Cavadore, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Claudio Cumani, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Hans Dekker, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Bernard Delabre, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Andreas Kaufer, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Heinz Kotzlowski, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Vanessa Hill, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Jean-Luis Lizon, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Walter Nees, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Paolo Santin, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy)
Ricardo Schmutzer, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
A. V. Kesteren, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Manuela Zoccali, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4841:
Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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