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ID: 308656.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
MATISSE: perspective of imaging in the mid-infrared at the VLTI
Authors:Lopez, B.; Wolf, S.; Lagarde, S.; Abraham, P.; Antonelli, P.; Augereau, J. C.; Beckman, U.; Behrend, J.; Berruyer, N.; Bresson, Y.; Chesneau, O.; Clausse, J. M.; Connot, C.; Demyk, K.; Danchi, W. C.; Dugué, M.; Flament, S.; Glazenborg, A.; Graser, U.; Henning, T.; Hofmann, K. H.; Heininger, M.; Hugues, Y.; Jaffe, W.; Jankov, S.; Kraus, S.; Laun, W.; Leinert, C.; Linz, H.; Mathias, P.; Meisenheimer, K.; Matter, A.; Menut, J. L.; Millour, F.; Neumann, U.; Nussbaum, E.; Niedzielski, A.; Mosonic, L.; Petrov, R.; Ratzka, T.; Robbe-Dubois, S.; Roussel, A.; Schertl, D.; Schmider, F. X.; Stecklum, B.; Thiebaut, E.; Vakili, F.; Wagner, K.; Waters, L. B. F. M.; Weigelt, G.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2006
Title of Proceedings:Advances in Stellar Interferometry
Start Page:62680Z-1
End Page:7
Volume (in Series):6268
Name of Conference/Meeting:Advances in Stellar Interferometry.
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:Our objective is the development of mid-infrared imaging at the VLTI. The related science case study demonstrates the enormous capability of a new generation mid-infrared beam combiner. MATISSE will constitute an evolution of the two-beam interferometric instrument MIDI by increasing the number of recombined beams up to four. MIDI is a very successful instrument which offers a perfect combination of spectral and angular resolution. New characteristics present in MATISSE will give access to the mapping and the distribution of the material (typically dust) in the circumstellar environments by using a wide mid-infrared band coverage extended to L, M, N and Q 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 for the first time aperture synthesis images in the mid-infrared spectral regime. The mid-infrared spectral domain is very relevant for the study of the environment of various astrophysical sources. Our science case studies show the wide field of applications of MATISSE. They will be illustrated in the first part of this presentation through the perspective of imaging the circumstellar environments/discs of young stellar objects. The MATISSE characteristics will be given in a second part of the presentation.
Comment of the Author/Creator:Date: 2006, July 1, 2006
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
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