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, Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 497–509 | Cite as

Perspectives of a visible instrument on the VLTI

  • Florentin MillourEmail author
  • Denis Mourard
  • Julien Woillez
  • Philippe Berio
  • Andrea Chiavassa
  • Orlagh Creevey
  • Eric Lagadec
  • Marc-Antoine Martinod
  • Anthony Meilland
  • Nicolas Nardetto
  • Karine Perraut
  • Philippe Stee
Original Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Future of Optical-infrared Interferometry in Europe

Abstract

In this paper we present the most promising science cases for a new generation visible instrument on the VLTI and the conceptual idea for the instrumental configuration. We also present a statistical study of the potential targets that may be accessible for the different classes of objects and for the required spectral resolutions.

Keywords

High angular resolution Visible interferometry Fundamental stellar parameters Stellar imaging 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement n°730890). It was ade possible thanks to the OPTICON project, the Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy.

We thank A. Domiciano de Souza for reading the paper and suggesting changes to the content.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florentin Millour
    • 1
    Email author
  • Denis Mourard
    • 1
  • Julien Woillez
    • 2
  • Philippe Berio
    • 1
  • Andrea Chiavassa
    • 1
  • Orlagh Creevey
    • 1
  • Eric Lagadec
    • 1
  • Marc-Antoine Martinod
    • 1
  • Anthony Meilland
    • 1
  • Nicolas Nardetto
    • 1
  • Karine Perraut
    • 3
  • Philippe Stee
    • 1
  1. 1.Université Côte d’Azur, OCA, CNRSNice cedex 02France
  2. 2.ESOGarching bei MünchenGermany
  3. 3.Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, IPAGGrenobleFrance

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