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Perspectives for the AMBER Beam Combiner
Author(s): Antoine Mérand; Stan Stefl; Pierre Bourget; Andres Ramirez; Fabien Patru; Pierre Haguenauer; Stéphane Brillant
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Paper Abstract

The Astronomical Multi-BEam Recombiner (AMBER), has been operational at the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) for many years. We present here some of the constant improvements we have been providing while still operating the instrument, with a heavy load of visitor and service observing programs, most of the nights of the year. In particular, we present here improvements regarding the spectral calibration and correction of the atmospheric loss in squared visibility due to path difference jitter, allowing the instrument to achieve greater precision.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7734, Optical and Infrared Interferometry II, 77340S (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856889
Show Author Affiliations
Antoine Mérand, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Stan Stefl, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Pierre Bourget, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Andres Ramirez, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Fabien Patru, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Pierre Haguenauer, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Stéphane Brillant, European Southern Observatory (Chile)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7734:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry II
William C. Danchi; Françoise Delplancke; Jayadev K. Rajagopal, Editor(s)

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