20 August 1986 Spatial Interferometry With The European VLT
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The array concept for ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) project opens the possibility of observations with very high angular resolution. The long baseline provides a resolution span from approx. 0.5 marcsec in the blue to approx. 30 marcsec at 20 um wavelength. Realistic target for the interferometric operation is the IR range from 5 to 20 pm and later a gradual expansion to shorter wavelengths. In the interferometric mode the gain of the 8 meter single apertures of the VLT is only given if adaptive optics is applied for a real-time partial or full phase compensation of the degradations due to atmospheric turbulence,
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Fritz Merkle, Fritz Merkle, Pierre Lena, Pierre Lena, } "Spatial Interferometry With The European VLT", Proc. SPIE 0628, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III, (20 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963539; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.963539


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