First light for MATISSE interferometric instrument

Eso_eso1808g_1024

eso_eso1808g March 5th, 2018

Credit: ESO/MATISSE consortium

The MATISSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) successfully made its first observations at the Paranal Observatory in northern Chile in early-2018. MATISSE is the most powerful interferometric instrument in the world at mid-infrared wavelengths. It will use high-resolution imaging and spectroscopy to probe the regions around young stars where planets are forming as well as the regions around supermassive black holes in the centres of galaxies. This strange picture shows the result of interfering the light coming from the four VLT Auxiliary Telescopes within MATISSE.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1808g/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

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Observation
Object Name
MATISSE
Subject - General
Technology > Observatory > Instrument
Eso_eso1808g_1280
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eso1808g
Subject Category
E.8.1.3  
Subject Name
MATISSE
Credits
ESO/MATISSE consortium
Release Date
2018-03-05T15:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1808g/
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Observation
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Instrument
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Bandpass
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Equinox
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2000.0, 1339.0
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European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org
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Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
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Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1808g
Metadata Date
2018-03-02T11:44:34+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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