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Aperture-synthesis imaging with the mid-infrared instrument MATISSE
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Paper Abstract

MATISSE is the second-generation mid-IR interferometry instrument proposed for ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer. MATISSE will combine the beams of up to four UTs or ATs of the VLTI and will allow aperture-synthesis imaging in the L, M, and N bands with a resolution of a few milli-arcseconds. We report on detailed image reconstruction experiments with simulated MATISSE interferograms. Using model images as input for many of our simulations, we study the dependence of the reconstructions on the brightness and size of the target, the uv coverage, and several other parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 70133Y (28 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788904
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Karl-Heinz Hofmann, Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
Matthias Heininger, Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
Walter Jaffe, Sterrenwacht Leiden (Netherlands)
Stefan Kraus, Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
Bruno Lopez, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Florentin Millour, Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
Dieter Schertl, Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
Gerd Weigelt, Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy (Germany)
Sebastian Wolf, Institut für Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7013:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry
Markus Schöller; William C. Danchi; Françoise Delplancke, Editor(s)

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