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The very large telescope Interferometer: 2010 edition
Author(s): Pierre Haguenauer; Jaime Alonso; Pierre Bourget; Stephane Brillant; Philippe Gitton; Stephane Guisard; Sébastien Poupar; Nicolas Schuhler; Roberto Abuter; Luigi Andolfato; Guillaume Blanchard; Jean-Philippe Berger; Angela Cortes; Frédéric Dérie; Françoise Delplancke; Nicola Di Lieto; Christophe Dupuy; Bruno Gilli; Andreas Glindemann; Serge Guniat; Gerhard Huedepohl; Andreas Kaufer; Jean-Baptiste Le Bouquin; Samuel Lévêque; Serge Ménardi; Antoine Mérand; Sebastien Morel; Isabelle Percheron; Than Phan Duc; Andres Pino; Andres Ramirez; Sridharan Rengaswamy; Andrea Richichi; Thomas Rivinius; Johannes Sahlmann; Markus Schoeller; Christian Schmid; Stan Stefl; Guillermo Valdes; Gerard van Belle; Stefan Wehner; Markus Wittkowski
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Paper Abstract

The ESO Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) offers access to the four 8-m Unit Telescopes (UT) and the four 1.8-m Auxiliary Telescopes (AT) of the Paranal Observatory located in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. The two VLTI instruments, MIDI and AMBER deliver regular scientific results. In parallel to the operation, the instruments developments are pursued, and new modes are studied and commissioned to offer a wider range of scientific possibilities to the community. New configurations of the ATs array are discussed with the science users of the VLTI and implemented to optimize the scientific return. The monitoring and improvement of the different systems of the VLTI is a continuous work. The PRIMA instrument, bringing astrometry capability to the VLTI and phase referencing to the instruments has been successfully installed and the commissioning is ongoing. The possibility for visiting instruments has been opened to the VLTI facility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7734, Optical and Infrared Interferometry II, 773404 (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857070
Show Author Affiliations
Pierre Haguenauer, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Jaime Alonso, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Pierre Bourget, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Stephane Brillant, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Philippe Gitton, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Stephane Guisard, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Sébastien Poupar, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Nicolas Schuhler, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Roberto Abuter, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Luigi Andolfato, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Guillaume Blanchard, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Jean-Philippe Berger, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Angela Cortes, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Frédéric Dérie, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Françoise Delplancke, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Nicola Di Lieto, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Christophe Dupuy, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Bruno Gilli, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Andreas Glindemann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Serge Guniat, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Gerhard Huedepohl, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Andreas Kaufer, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Jean-Baptiste Le Bouquin, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Samuel Lévêque, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Serge Ménardi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Antoine Mérand, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Sebastien Morel, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Isabelle Percheron, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Than Phan Duc, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Andres Pino, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Andres Ramirez, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Sridharan Rengaswamy, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Andrea Richichi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Thomas Rivinius, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Johannes Sahlmann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Markus Schoeller, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Christian Schmid, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Stan Stefl, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Guillermo Valdes, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Gerard van Belle, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Stefan Wehner, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Markus Wittkowski, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


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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