MATISSE Science Cases

  • S. Wolf
  • B. Lopez
  • W. Jaffe
  • G. Weigelt
  • J.-Ch. Augereau
  • N. Berruyer
  • O. Chesneau
  • W. C. Danchi
  • M. Delbo
  • K. Demyk
  • A. Domiciano
  • Th. Henning
  • K.-H. Hofmann
  • S. Kraus
  • Ch. Leinert
  • H. Linz
  • Ph. Mathias
  • K. Meisenheimer
  • J.-L. Menut
  • F. Millour
  • L. Mosoni
  • A. Niedzielski
  • R. Petrov
  • Th. Ratzka
  • B. Stecklum
  • E. Thiebaut
  • F. Vakili
  • L. B. F. M. Waters
  • O. Absil
  • J. Hron
  • S. Lagarde
  • A. Matter
  • N. Nardetto
  • J. Olofsson
  • B. Valat
  • M. Vannier
  • MATISSE Science team
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-9190-2_60

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP)
Cite this paper as:
Wolf S. et al. (2009) MATISSE Science Cases. In: Moorwood A. (eds) Science with the VLT in the ELT Era. Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings. Springer, Dordrecht

Abstract

MATISSE is foreseen as a mid-infrared spectro-interferometric instrument combining the beams of up to four UTs/ATs of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI). MATISSE will measure closure phase relations and thus offer an efficient capability for image reconstruction. In addition to this, MATISSE will open 2 new observing windows at the VLTI: the L and M band in addition to the N band. Furthermore, the instrument will offer the possibility to perform simultaneous observations in separate bands. MATISSE will also provide several spectroscopic modes. In summary, MATISSE can be seen as a successor of MIDI by providing imaging capabilities in the mid-infrared domain (for a more detailed description of MATISSE see Lopez et al., these proceedings).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Wolf
    • 1
  • B. Lopez
  • W. Jaffe
  • G. Weigelt
  • J.-Ch. Augereau
  • N. Berruyer
  • O. Chesneau
  • W. C. Danchi
  • M. Delbo
  • K. Demyk
  • A. Domiciano
  • Th. Henning
  • K.-H. Hofmann
  • S. Kraus
  • Ch. Leinert
  • H. Linz
  • Ph. Mathias
  • K. Meisenheimer
  • J.-L. Menut
  • F. Millour
  • L. Mosoni
  • A. Niedzielski
  • R. Petrov
  • Th. Ratzka
  • B. Stecklum
  • E. Thiebaut
  • F. Vakili
  • L. B. F. M. Waters
  • O. Absil
  • J. Hron
  • S. Lagarde
  • A. Matter
  • N. Nardetto
  • J. Olofsson
  • B. Valat
  • M. Vannier
  • MATISSE Science team
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für AstronomieHeidelbergGermany

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