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MATISSE: perspective of imaging in the mid-infrared at the VLTI
Author(s): B. Lopez; P. Antonelli; S. Wolf; S. Lagarde; W. Jaffe; R. Navarro; U. Graser; R. Petrov; G. Weigelt; Y. Bresson; K. H. Hofmann; U. Beckman; T. Henning; W. Laun; Ch. Leinert; S. Kraus; S. Robbe-Dubois; F. Vakili; A. Richichi; P. Abraham; J.-C. Augereau; J. Behrend; Ph. Berio; N. Berruyer; O. Chesneau; J. M. Clausse; C. Connot; K. Demyk; W. C. Danchi; M. Dugué; G. Finger; S. Flament; A. Glazenborg; H. Hannenburg; M. Heininger; Y. Hugues; J. Hron; S. Jankov; F. Kerschbaum; G. Kroes; H. Linz; J.-L. Lizon; Ph. Mathias; R. Mathar; A. Matter; J. L. Menut; K. Meisenheimer; F. Millour; N. Nardetto; U. Neumann; E. Nussbaum; A. Niedzielski; L. Mosoni; J. Olofsson; Y. Rabbia; T. Ratzka; F. Rigal; A. Roussel; D. Schertl; F.-X. Schmider; B. Stecklum; E. Thiebaut; M. Vannier; B. Valat; K. Wagner; L. B. F. M. Waters
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Paper Abstract

MATISSE is foreseen as a mid-infrared spectro-interferometer combining the beams of up to four UTs/ATs of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) of the European Southern Observatory. The related science case study demonstrates the enormous capability of a new generation mid-infrared beam combiner. MATISSE will constitute an evolution of the two-beam interferometric instrument MIDI. MIDI is a very successful instrument which offers a perfect combination of spectral and angular resolution. New characteristics present in MATISSE will give access to the mapping and the distribution of the material (typically dust) in the circumstellar environments by using a wide mid-infrared band coverage extended to L, M and N spectral bands. The four beam combination of MATISSE provides an efficient UV-coverage : 6 visibility points are measured in one set and 4 closure phase relations which can provide aperture synthesis images in the mid-infrared spectral regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 70132B (28 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789412
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B. Lopez, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
P. Antonelli, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
S. Wolf, Max Planck Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
S. Lagarde, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
W. Jaffe, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
R. Navarro, ASTRON (Netherlands)
U. Graser, Max Planck Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
R. Petrov, Lab. Univ. d'Astrophysique de Nice (France)
G. Weigelt, Max Planck Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
Y. Bresson, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
K. H. Hofmann, Max Planck Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
U. Beckman, Max Planck Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
T. Henning, Max Planck Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
W. Laun, Max Planck Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Ch. Leinert, Max Planck Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
S. Kraus, Max Planck Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
S. Robbe-Dubois, Lab. Univ. d'Astrophysique de Nice (France)
F. Vakili, Lab. Univ. d'Astrophysique de Nice (France)
A. Richichi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
P. Abraham, Konkoly Observatory (Hungary)
J.-C. Augereau, Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
J. Behrend, Max Planck Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
Ph. Berio, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
N. Berruyer, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
O. Chesneau, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
J. M. Clausse, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
C. Connot, Max Planck Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
K. Demyk, Univ. de Lille (France)
W. C. Danchi, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. Dugué, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
G. Finger, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
S. Flament, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
A. Glazenborg, ASTRON (Netherlands)
H. Hannenburg, ASTRON (Netherlands)
M. Heininger, Max Planck Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
Y. Hugues, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
J. Hron, Vienna Univ. (Austria)
S. Jankov, Lab. Univ. d'Astrophysique de Nice (France)
F. Kerschbaum, Vienna Univ. (Austria)
G. Kroes, ASTRON (Netherlands)
H. Linz, Max Planck Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
J.-L. Lizon, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Ph. Mathias, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
R. Mathar, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
A. Matter, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
J. L. Menut, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
K. Meisenheimer, Max Planck Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
F. Millour, Lab. Univ. d'Astrophysique de Nice (France)
N. Nardetto, Max Planck Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
U. Neumann, Max Planck Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
E. Nussbaum, Max Planck Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
A. Niedzielski, Torun Ctr. for Astronomy (Poland)
L. Mosoni, Max Planck Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Konkoly Observatory (Hungary)
J. Olofsson, Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Y. Rabbia, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
T. Ratzka, Max Planck Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
F. Rigal, ASTRON (Netherlands)
A. Roussel, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
D. Schertl, Max Planck Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
F.-X. Schmider, Lab. Univ. d'Astrophysique de Nice (France)
B. Stecklum, Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg (Germany)
E. Thiebaut, Observatoire de Lyon (France)
M. Vannier, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
B. Valat, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
K. Wagner, Max Planck Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
L. B. F. M. Waters, Astronomical Institute Amsterdam (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7013:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry
Markus Schöller; William C. Danchi; Françoise Delplancke, Editor(s)

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