Science with the VLT Interferometer

Proceedings of the ESO Workshop Held at Garching, Germany, 18–21 June 1996

  • Francesco Paresce

Part of the ESO Astrophysics Symposia book series (ESO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Interferometry Tutorials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Timothy R. Bedding
      Pages 3-12
    3. Andreas Quirrenbach
      Pages 35-47
  3. Solar System, Extrasolar Planets, Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Thérèse Encrenaz
      Pages 57-63
    3. Wesley A. Traub, Nathaniel P. Carleton, J. R. P. Angel
      Pages 80-85
    4. Vincent Coudé du Foresto, Jean-Marie Mariotti, Guy Perrin
      Pages 86-87
  4. AGN and Starburst Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Bertrand Théodore, Patrick Petitjean
      Pages 100-101
    3. Fabien Malbet, Patrick Petitjean, Gilles Henri
      Pages 102-103
    4. G. Mark Voit
      Pages 104-111
    5. Jorge Melnick, Itziar Aretxaga, Roberto Terlevich
      Pages 112-118
    6. Olivier Lai, Daniel Rouan, Eric Gendron, François Rigaut
      Pages 119-120
  5. The Potential of VLTI and The Connection with Related Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. T. A. ten Brummelaar, H. A. McAlister, W. G. Bagnuolo, W. I. Hartkopf, S. T. Ridgway, N. Turner
      Pages 133-142
    3. Bringfried Stecklum, Hans-Ulrich Käufl, Andrea Richichi
      Pages 153-160
  6. Hot Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Andreas Quirrenbach
      Pages 163-170
    3. John Davis, Anthony F. J. Moffat, Lindsey F. Smith
      Pages 179-180
  7. Circumstellar Environments and Mass Loss

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Harm Habing
      Pages 183-191
    3. Erwin Sedlmayr, Jan Martin Winters, Axel J. Fleischer
      Pages 192-199
    4. Bruno Lopez, William C. Danchi, Pierre Cruzalèbes, Manfred Bester, Charles H. Townes
      Pages 200-205
    5. Gerd Weigelt, Yuri Balega, Karl-Heinz Hofmann, Norbert Langer, Roger Osterbart
      Pages 206-211
    6. Christoffel Waelkens, Rens Waters, Hans Van Winckel
      Pages 220-226
    7. Jean-Pierre J. Lafon, Nicole Berruyer
      Pages 227-234
  8. Star Formation and Early Stellar Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Jochen Eislöffel, Catherine Dougados
      Pages 240-247
    3. François Ménard, Fabien Malbet, Jean-Louis Monin, Jean-Philippe Berger, Stéphane Guilloteau, Anne Dutrey et al.
      Pages 248-255
  9. Stellar Populations and Galactic Center

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. A. Eckart, R. Genzel, R. Hofmann, S. Drapatz, R. Katterloher, A. Quirrenbach et al.
      Pages 259-266
    3. Francisco Najarro, Alfred Krabbe, Reinhard Genzel, Dieter Lutz, Rolf P. Kudritzki
      Pages 267-273
    4. Georges Meylan
      Pages 274-290
  10. Stellar Diameters and Surface Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. O. von der Lühe
      Pages 303-315
    3. Bernd Freytag, Hartmut Holweger, Matthias Steffen, Hans-Günter Ludwig
      Pages 316-317
    4. Guy Perrin, Vincent Coudé du Foresto, Stephen T. Ridgway, Jean-Marie Mariotti, Nathaniel P. Carleton, Wesley T. Traub
      Pages 318-325

About these proceedings


The next major step for the highest possible angular resolution in astronomy will be taken with the construction of large interferometric arrays. ESO's VLT Interferometer will employ an array of four 8 m and three 1.8 m diameter telescopes coherently combined to reach an unprecedented resolution of a millisecond of arc in the visible/IR for objects as faint as 24th visual magnitude. Thus it will open up vast new frontiers in modern astronomy. This book is in preparation for the first observations expected at the beginning of the next century. All areas to be seriously mined with this new facility are presented in a clear and brief exposition with an emphasis on what the VLTI can actually accomplish. Since optical interferometry is still a rather unfamiliar technique for many astronomers, the book contains four short but thorough tutorials that can be used as basic references to the art of interferometry. It will, therefore, also be useful for graduate students.


Population active galactic nuclei astrometry astronomy cosmology extrasolar planet galaxy interferometry planet solar system star star formation stellar evolution telescope universe

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Paresce
    • 1
  1. 1.European Southern ObservatoryGarchingGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-22399-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69398-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2433
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-6143
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