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VLT interferometer: proposed implementation
Author(s): Jacques Maurice Beckers; Daniel Enard; Michel Faucherre; Fritz Merkle; G. P. Di Benedetto; R. Braun; R. Foy; Reinhard Genzel; Laurent Koechlin; Gerd Weigelt
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Paper Abstract

The Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) is one of the operating modes of the VLT. In addition to consisting of the four stationary 8-meter-diameter telescopes, it includes a number of movable Auxiliary Telescopes which both complement the (u,v) plane coverage of the large telescopes and provide a powerful interferometric facility by itself (available 100 percent of the time). The current plans for the implementation of the VLTI are described. These plans will be finalized after the choice of the VLT site in 1990.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19191
Show Author Affiliations
Jacques Maurice Beckers, European Southern Observatory (United States)
Daniel Enard, European Southern Observatory (Italy)
Michel Faucherre, European Southern Observatory (France)
Fritz Merkle, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
G. P. Di Benedetto, Instituto di Fisica Cosmica/CNR (Italy)
R. Braun, Radiosterrenwacht (Germany)
R. Foy, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Reinhard Genzel, Max-Planck Institut fuer Extraterrestriche Physik (Germany)
Laurent Koechlin, Observatoire de Cote d'Azur (France)
Gerd Weigelt, Max-Planck Institut fuer Radioastronomie (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1236:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV
Lawrence D. Barr, Editor(s)

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