7 March 2003 Installation and first results of FLAMES, the VLT multifibre facility
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FLAMES is the VLT Fibre Facility, installed and being commissioned at the Nasmyth A of UT2 (Kueyen Telescope). FLAMES has been built and assembled at the VLT telescope in about 4 years through an international collaboration between 10 institutes in 6 countries and 3 continents. It had first light with the fibre link to the red arm of UVES on April 1, and with the GIRAFFE spectrograph on July 3. We have not yet enough data to compare the observed vs. expected astronomical performances, although these first data are encouraging in many respects. We aim at proceeding soon with the remaining tests
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Luca Pasquini, Luca Pasquini, Jaime Alonso, Jaime Alonso, Gerardo Avila, Gerardo Avila, Pablo Barriga, Pablo Barriga, Peter Biereichel, Peter Biereichel, Bernard Buzzoni, Bernard Buzzoni, Cyril Cavadore, Cyril Cavadore, Claudio Cumani, Claudio Cumani, Hans Dekker, Hans Dekker, Bernard Delabre, Bernard Delabre, Andreas Kaufer, Andreas Kaufer, Heinz Kotzlowski, Heinz Kotzlowski, Vanessa Hill, Vanessa Hill, Jean-Luis Lizon, Jean-Luis Lizon, Walter Nees, Walter Nees, Paolo Santin, Paolo Santin, Ricardo Schmutzer, Ricardo Schmutzer, A. V. Kesteren, A. V. Kesteren, Manuela Zoccali, Manuela Zoccali, } "Installation and first results of FLAMES, the VLT multifibre facility", Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458915; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.458915
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