21 February 2003 The VLTI -- A Status Report
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The Very Large Telescope (VLT) Observatory on Cerro Paranal (2635 m) in Northern Chile is approaching completion. After the four 8-m Unit Telescopes (UT) individually saw first light in the last years, two of them were combined for the first time on October 30, 2001 to form a stellar interferometer, the VLT Interferometer. The remaining two UTs will be integrated into the interferometric array later this year. In this article, we will describe the subsystems of the VLTI and the planning for the following years.
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Andreas Glindemann, Andreas Glindemann, J. Algomedo, J. Algomedo, Rodrigo Amestica, Rodrigo Amestica, Pascal Ballester, Pascal Ballester, Bertrand Bauvir, Bertrand Bauvir, E. Bugueno, E. Bugueno, Serge Correia, Serge Correia, Francisco Delgado, Francisco Delgado, Francoise Delplancke, Francoise Delplancke, Frederic Derie, Frederic Derie, Philippe Duhoux, Philippe Duhoux, Emmanuel di Folco, Emmanuel di Folco, Alberto Gennai, Alberto Gennai, Bruno Gilli, Bruno Gilli, Paul Giordano, Paul Giordano, Philippe B. Gitton, Philippe B. Gitton, Stephane Guisard, Stephane Guisard, Nico Housen, Nico Housen, Alexis Huxley, Alexis Huxley, Pierre Kervella, Pierre Kervella, Mario Kiekebusch, Mario Kiekebusch, Bertrand Koehler, Bertrand Koehler, Samuel A. Leveque, Samuel A. Leveque, Antonio Longinotti, Antonio Longinotti, Sebastien Morel, Sebastien Morel, Francesco Paresce, Francesco Paresce, Than Phan Duc, Than Phan Duc, Andrea Richichi, Andrea Richichi, Markus Schoeller, Markus Schoeller, Massimo Tarenghi, Massimo Tarenghi, Anders Wallander, Anders Wallander, Markus Wittkowski, Markus Wittkowski, Rainer Wilhelm, Rainer Wilhelm, S. Menardi, S. Menardi, } "The VLTI -- A Status Report", Proc. SPIE 4838, Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, (21 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458117; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.458117
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