21 February 2003 MIDI scientific and technical observing modes
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The first science instrument for the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI), the Mid-infrared instrument MIDI, will be commissioned in November 2002 with anticipated first fringe during that commissioning run on the 40-cm Siderostats and the 8.2-meter Unit Telescopes. In this paper we describe scientific and technical observing modes (also referred to as observation procedures) developed for MIDI and discuss in detail how an observing run with the instrument is planned. MIDI is built by a consortium lead by the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA Heidelberg), with contributions from among others ASTRON (Dwingeloo, The Netherlands), Leiden Observatory, University of Amsterdam, Paris Observatory, University of Groningen, the Kiepenheuer-Institut fur Sonnenpysik at Freiburg, Thuringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, and the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur.
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Eric J. Bakker, Eric J. Bakker, Christoph Leinert, Christoph Leinert, Walter Jaffe, Walter Jaffe, Uwe Graser, Uwe Graser, Isabelle Percheron, Isabelle Percheron, Olivier Chesneau, Olivier Chesneau, Jeffrey A. Meisner, Jeffrey A. Meisner, Bill Cotton, Bill Cotton, Jeroen de Jong, Jeroen de Jong, Jan-Willem Pel, Jan-Willem Pel, Annelie W. Glazenborg-Kluttig, Annelie W. Glazenborg-Kluttig, Guy S. Perrin, Guy S. Perrin, Frank Przygodda, Frank Przygodda, } "MIDI scientific and technical observing modes", Proc. SPIE 4838, Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, (21 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459955; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.459955


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