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MIDI scientific and technical observing modes
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Paper Abstract

The first science instrument for the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI), the Mid-infrared instrument MIDI, will be commissioned in November 2002 with anticipated first fringe during that commissioning run on the 40-cm Siderostats and the 8.2-meter Unit Telescopes. In this paper we describe scientific and technical observing modes (also referred to as observation procedures) developed for MIDI and discuss in detail how an observing run with the instrument is planned. MIDI is built by a consortium lead by the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA Heidelberg), with contributions from among others ASTRON (Dwingeloo, The Netherlands), Leiden Observatory, University of Amsterdam, Paris Observatory, University of Groningen, the Kiepenheuer-Institut fur Sonnenpysik at Freiburg, Thuringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, and the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4838, Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, (21 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459955
Show Author Affiliations
Eric J. Bakker, Leiden Observatory/Univ. Leiden (Netherlands)
Christoph Leinert, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)
Walter Jaffe, Leiden Observatory/Univ. Leiden (Netherlands)
Uwe Graser, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)
Isabelle Percheron, Leiden Observatory/Univ. Leiden (Netherlands)
Olivier Chesneau, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)
Jeffrey A. Meisner, Leiden Observatory/Univ. Leiden (Netherlands)
Bill Cotton, NRAO (United States)
Jeroen de Jong, Leiden Observatory/Univ. Leiden (Netherlands)
Jan-Willem Pel, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Kapteyn Institute/Groningen Univ. (Netherlands)
Annelie W. Glazenborg-Kluttig, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Guy S. Perrin, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Frank Przygodda, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)

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

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