20 October 2004 Observing with the VLT interferometer
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The ESO Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) is the first general-user interferometer that offers near- and mid-infrared long-baseline interferometric observations in service mode as well as visitor mode to the whole astronomical community. Regular VLTI observations with the first scientific instrument, the mid-infrared instrument MIDI, have started in ESO observing period P73, for observations between April and September 2004. The efficient use of the VLTI as a general-user facility implies the need for a well-defined operations scheme. The VLTI follows the established general operations scheme of the other VLT instruments. Here, we present from a users' point of view the VLTI specific aspects of this scheme beginning from the preparation of the proposal until the delivery of the data.
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Markus Wittkowski, Markus Wittkowski, Pascal Ballester, Pascal Ballester, Tim Canavan, Tim Canavan, Fernando Comeron, Fernando Comeron, Christian A. Hummel, Christian A. Hummel, Andreas Kaufer, Andreas Kaufer, Stephane Marteau, Stephane Marteau, Gautier Mathys, Gautier Mathys, Sebastien Morel, Sebastien Morel, Petra Nass, Petra Nass, Isabelle Percheron, Isabelle Percheron, Michele Peron, Michele Peron, Monika Petr-Gotzens, Monika Petr-Gotzens, Fredrik T. Rantakyro, Fredrik T. Rantakyro, Andrea Richichi, Andrea Richichi, Markus Schoeller, Markus Schoeller, David Silva, David Silva, Mario van den Ancker, Mario van den Ancker, Anders Wallander, Anders Wallander, } "Observing with the VLT interferometer", Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550389; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.550389
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