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ID: 198503.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
MIDI - the 10 mm instrument on the VLTI
Authors:Leinert, Ch.; Graser, U.; Przygodda, F.; Waters, L. B. F. M.; Perrin, G.; Jaffe, W.; Lopez, B.; Bakker, E. J.; Böhm, A.; Chesneau, O.; Cotton, W. D.; Damstra, S.; de Jong, J.; Glazenborg-Kluttig, A. W.; Grimm, B.; Hanenburg, H.; Laun, W.; Lenzen, R.; Ligori, S.; Mathar, R. J.; Meisner, J.; Morel, S.; Morr, W.; Neumann, U.; Pel, J.-W.; Schuller, P.; Rohloff, R.-R.; Stecklum, B.; Storz, C.; von der Lühe, O.; Wagner, K.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2003
Title of Journal:Astrophysics and Space Science
Journal Abbrev.:Astrophysics and Space Science
Start Page:73
End Page:83
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:After more than five years of preparation, the
mid-infrared interferometric instrument MIDI has
been transported to Paranal where it will undergo
testing and commissioning on the Very Large
Telescope Interferometer VLTI from the end of
2002 through large part of this year 2003.
Thereafter it will be available as a user
instrument to perform interferometric
observations over the 8 µm-13 µm wavelength
range, with a spatial resolution of typically 20
milliarcsec, a spectral resolution of up to 250,
and an anticipated point source sensitivity of N
= 3-4 mag or 1-2.5 Jy for self - fringe tracking,
which will be the only observing mode during the
first months of operation. We describe the layout
of the instrument, laboratory tests, and expected
performance, both for broadband and spectrally
resolved observing modes. We also briefly outline
the planned guaranteed time observations.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
External Affiliations:Heidelberg, Germany), AB(Max-Planck-Institut für
Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany),
AC(Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie,
Heidelberg, Germany), AD(Astronomical Institute,
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands),
AE(DESPA, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France),
AF(Sterrewacht Leiden, University of Leiden, The
Netherlands), AG(Observatoire de la C**ocirc;te
d'Azur, Nice, France), AH(Sterrewacht Leiden,
University of Leiden, The Netherlands),
AI(Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie,
Heidelberg, Germany), AJ(Max-Planck-Institut für
Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany), AK(NRAO,
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA), AL(ASTRON,
Dwingeloo, The Netherlands), AM(Sterrewacht
Leiden, University of Leiden, The Netherlands),
AN(ASTRON, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands),
AO(Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie,
Heidelberg, Germany), AP(ASTRON, Dwingeloo, The
Netherlands), AQ(Max-Planck-Institut für
Astronomie, Heidelberg, ! Germany),
AR(Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie,
Heidelberg, Germany), AS(Max-Planck-Institut für
Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany),
AT(Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie,
Heidelberg, Germany), AU(Sterrewacht Leiden,
University of Leiden, The Netherlands), AV(ESO,
Garching, Germany), AW(Max-Planck-Institut für
Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany),
AX(Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie,
Heidelberg, Germany), AY(Kapteyn Observatory,
University of Groningen, The Netherlands),
AZ(Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie,
Heidelberg, Germany), BA(Max-Planck-Institut für
Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany), BB(Thüringer
Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Germany),
BC(Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie,
Heidelberg, Germany), BD(Kiepenheuer-Institut
für Sonnenphysik, Freiburg, Germany),
BE(Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie,
Heidelberg, Germany)
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