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ID: 421690.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
IRS 3 - the brightest compact MIR source in the galactic center
Authors:Eckart, A.; Pott, J. U.; Glindemann, A.; Viehmann, T.; Schödel, R.; Straubmeier, C.; Leinert, C.; Feldt, M.; Genzel, R.; Robberto, M.
Place of Publication:Berlin
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2008
Title of Proceedings:The Power of Optical/IR Interferometry: Recent Scientific Results and 2nd Generation Instrumentation
Start Page:307
End Page:312
Name of Conference/Meeting:The Power of Optical/IR Interferometry: Recent Scientific Results and 2nd Generation
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:In a recent VLTI experiment we partially resolved the dust enshrouded star IRS 3 in the central light year of our galaxy. This observation is the first step in investigating both IRS 3 in particular and the stellar population of the Galactic Center in general with the VLTI at highest angular resolution. Here some of the scientific issues that can be addressed by a complete MIDI dataset on IRS 3 in the mid infrared are outlined. A bright compact source like IRS 3 is also technically essential for future VLTI phase-reference experiments at 10 mum in order to investigate other nearby sources, e.g. the Sgr A* black hole. For this purpose it is important to know the strength and compactness of IRS 3 on the longest baselines.
Comment of the Author/Creator:Date: 2008, n/a 1, 2008
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:ISBN:978-3-540-74253-1 [ID No:1]
URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008poii.conf..307E [ID No:2]
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