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MATISSE: concept, specifications, and performances
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MATISSE (Multi AperTure mid-Infrared SpectroScopic Experiment) is the future spectro-interferometer of the European Southern Observatory VLT operating in the spectral bands L, M and N, and combining four beams from the telescopes UTs or ATs. This paper describes the concept, the specifications and the expected performances of the instrument. The requirements have been established including transmission and contrast degradation budgets. An assessment of the performances is given in this paper taking into account the instrument and VLTI characteristics.

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Date Published: 12 September 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8445, Optical and Infrared Interferometry III, 84452J (12 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926285
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S. Lagarde, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
S. Robbe-Dubois, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
R. G. Petrov, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
B. Lopez, Lab. Lagrange, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
W. J. Jaffe, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
L. Venema, NOVA-ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (Netherlands)
Ph. Berio, 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)
U. Beckmann, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
F. C. Bettonvil, NOVA-ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (Netherlands)
U. Graser, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
R. Navarro, NOVA-ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (Netherlands)
A. Matter, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (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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