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Perspective of imaging in the mid-infrared at the Very Large Telescope Interferometer
Author(s): B. Lopez; S. Lagarde; P. Antonelli; W. Jaffe; R. Petrov; L. Venema; Sylvie Robbe-Dubois; F. Bettonvil; P. Berio; R. Navarro; U. Graser; U. Beckman; G. Weigelt; F. Vakili; T. Henning; J.-C. Gonzales; S. Wolf; C. Bailet; J. Behrend; Y. Bresson; O. Chesneau; J. M. Clausse; C. Connot; M. Dugué; Y. Fantei; E. Elswijk; H. Hanenburg; K. H. Hofmann; M. Heininger; R. ter Horst; J. Hron; J. Kragt; N. Tromp; T. Agocs; G. Kroes; W. Laun; Ch. Leinert; M. Lehmitz; A. Matter; J. L. Menut; F. Millour; U. Neumann; E. Nussbaum; S. Ottogalli; J.-U. Pott; F. Rigal; A. Roussel; D. Schertl; M. Vannier; K. Wagner; M. Mellein; T. Kroener; N. Mauclert; P. Girard; G. M. Lagarde; L. Mosoni; A. Jasko; A. Glindemann; T. Phan Duc; G. Finger; D. Ives; G. Jakob; I. Percheron; G. Avila; R. Palsa; Eszter Pozna; J. L. Lizon; Ch. Lucuix; S. Menardi; P. Haguenauer; P. Gitton; S. Morel; F. Gonté; P. Jolley; G. Rupprecht; P. Bourget; F. Delplancke; L. Mehrgan; J. Stegmeier; G. van Belle; A. Richichi; A. Moorwood
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Paper Abstract

MATISSE is a mid-infrared spectro-interferometer combining the beams of up to four Unit Telescopes or Auxiliary Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) of the European Southern Observatory. MATISSE will constitute an evolution of the two-beam interferometric instrument MIDI. New characteristics present in MATISSE will give access to the mapping and the distribution of the material, the gas and essentially the dust, in the circumstellar environments by using the 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. We give an overview of the instrument including the expected performances and a view of the Science Case. We present how the instrument would be operated. The project involves the collaborations of several agencies and institutes: the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur of Nice and the INSU-CNRS in Paris, the Max Planck Institut für Astronomie of Heidelberg; the University of Leiden and the NOVA-ASTRON Institute of Dwingeloo, the Max Planck Institut für Radioastronomie of Bonn, the Institut für Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik of Kiel, the Vienna University and the Konkoly Observatory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2012
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 8445, Optical and Infrared Interferometry III, 84450R (12 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926238
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B. Lopez, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
S. Lagarde, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
P. Antonelli, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
W. Jaffe, Huygens Lab. (Netherlands)
R. Petrov, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
L. Venema, NOVA Optical- Infrared Instrumentation Group at ASTRON (Netherlands)
Sylvie Robbe-Dubois, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
F. Bettonvil, NOVA Optical- Infrared Instrumentation Group at ASTRON (Netherlands)
P. Berio, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
R. Navarro, NOVA Optical- Infrared Instrumentation Group at ASTRON (Netherlands)
U. Graser, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
U. Beckman, Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
G. Weigelt, Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
F. Vakili, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
T. Henning, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
J.-C. Gonzales, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
S. Wolf, ITAP, Kiel Univ. (Germany)
C. Bailet, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
J. Behrend, Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
Y. Bresson, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
O. Chesneau, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
J. M. Clausse, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
C. Connot, Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
M. Dugué, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
Y. Fantei, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
E. Elswijk, NOVA Optical- Infrared Instrumentation Group at ASTRON (Netherlands)
H. Hanenburg, NOVA Optical- Infrared Instrumentation Group at ASTRON (Netherlands)
K. H. Hofmann, Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
M. Heininger, Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
R. ter Horst, NOVA Optical- Infrared Instrumentation Group at ASTRON (Netherlands)
J. Hron, Institute of Astronomy, Univ. Wien (Austria)
J. Kragt, NOVA Optical- Infrared Instrumentation Group at ASTRON (Netherlands)
N. Tromp, NOVA Optical- Infrared Instrumentation Group at ASTRON (Netherlands)
T. Agocs, NOVA Optical- Infrared Instrumentation Group at ASTRON (Netherlands)
G. Kroes, NOVA Optical- Infrared Instrumentation Group at ASTRON (Netherlands)
W. Laun, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
Ch. Leinert, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
M. Lehmitz, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
A. Matter, Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
J. L. Menut, Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
F. Millour, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
U. Neumann, Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
E. Nussbaum, Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
S. Ottogalli, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
J.-U. Pott, Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
F. Rigal, NOVA Optical- Infrared Instrumentation Group at ASTRON (Netherlands)
A. Roussel, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
D. Schertl, Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
M. Vannier, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
K. Wagner, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
M. Mellein, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
T. Kroener, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Germany)
N. Mauclert, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
P. Girard, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
G. M. Lagarde, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
L. Mosoni, Konkoly Observatory (Hungary)
A. Jasko, Konkoly Observatory (Hungary)
A. Glindemann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
T. Phan Duc, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
G. Finger, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
D. Ives, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
G. Jakob, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
I. Percheron, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
G. Avila, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
R. Palsa, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Eszter Pozna, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J. L. Lizon, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Ch. Lucuix, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
S. Menardi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
P. Haguenauer, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
P. Gitton, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
S. Morel, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
F. Gonté, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
P. Jolley, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
G. Rupprecht, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
P. Bourget, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
F. Delplancke, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
L. Mehrgan, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J. Stegmeier, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
G. van Belle, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
A. Richichi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
A. Moorwood, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8445:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry III
Françoise Delplancke; Jayadev K. Rajagopal; Fabien Malbet, Editor(s)

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