1 July 1990 VLT interferometer: proposed implementation
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The Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) is one of the operating modes of the VLT. In addition to consisting of the four stationary 8-meter-diameter telescopes, it includes a number of movable Auxiliary Telescopes which both complement the (u,v) plane coverage of the large telescopes and provide a powerful interferometric facility by itself (available 100 percent of the time). The current plans for the implementation of the VLTI are described. These plans will be finalized after the choice of the VLT site in 1990.
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Jacques Maurice Beckers, Jacques Maurice Beckers, Daniel Enard, Daniel Enard, Michel Faucherre, Michel Faucherre, Fritz Merkle, Fritz Merkle, G. P. Di Benedetto, G. P. Di Benedetto, R. Braun, R. Braun, R. Foy, R. Foy, Reinhard Genzel, Reinhard Genzel, Laurent Koechlin, Laurent Koechlin, Gerd Weigelt, Gerd Weigelt, } "VLT interferometer: proposed implementation", Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19191; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19191
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