Messenger No. 105 (September 2001)

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Telescopes and Instrumentation

1-7 (PDF)
D. Queloz et al.
From CORALIE to HARPS. The way towards 1 m s-1 precision Doppler measurements

ADS BibCode:
2001Msngr.105....1Q
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Queloz, D.; Mayor, M.; Udry, S.; Burnet, M.; Carrier, F.; Eggenberger, A.; Naef, D.; Santos, N.; Pepe, F.; Rupprecht, G.; Avila, G.; Baeza, F.; Benz, W.; Bertaux, J.-L.; Bouchy, F.; Cavadore, C.; Delabre, B.; Eckert, W.; Fischer, J.; Fleury, M.; Gilliotte, A.; Goyak, D.; Guzman, J. C.; Kohler, D.; Lacroix, D.; Lizon, J.-L.; Megevand, D.; Sivan, J.-P.; Sosnowska, D.; Weilenmann, U.
AA(Observatoire de Genève) AB(Observatoire de Genève) AC(Observatoire de Genève) AD(Observatoire de Genève) AE(Observatoire de Genève) AF(Observatoire de Genève) AG(Observatoire de Genève) AH(Observatoire de Genève) AI(Observatoire de Genève) AJ(ESO, Garching) AK(ESO, Garching) AL(ESO, La Silla) AM(Physikalisches Institut, Bern) AN(Service d’Aeronomie) AO(Observatoire de Genève) AP(ESO, Garching) AQ(ESO, Garching) AR(ESO, La Silla) AS(Physikalisches Institut, Bern) AT(Observatoire de Genève) AU(ESO, La Silla) AV(ESO, La Silla) AW(ESO, La Silla) AX(Observatoire de Haute-Provence) AY(Observatoire de Haute-Provence) AZ(ESO, Garching) BA(Observatoire de Genève) BB(Observatoire de Haute-Provence) BC(Observatoire de Genève) BD(ESO, La Silla)
Abstract:
Contents: 1. Search for extrasolar planets by precise Doppler measurements. 2. The CORALIE spectrograph. 3. The CORALIE planet search programme. 4. Catching the sound of stars with CORALIE. 5. HARPS: the 1 m s-1 precision instrument.
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8-9 (PDF)
R. Bender et al.
Workshop on Scientific Drivers for Future VLT/VLTI Instrumentation - summary and first orientations

ADS BibCode:
2001Msngr.105....8B
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Bender, R.; Monnet, G.; Renzini, A.
AA(Universitäts-Sternwarte der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany) AB(European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany) AC(European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany)
Abstract:
Report on a workshop held on 11 - 15 June 2001 at ESO, Garching, Germany.
9-18 (PDF)
D. Bonaccini et al.
ESO VLT Laser Guide Star Facility

ADS BibCode:
2001Msngr.105....9B
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Bonaccini, D.; Hackenberg, W.; Cullum, M.; Brunetto, E.; Quattri, M.; Allaert, E.; Dimmler, M.; Tarenghi, M.; van Kersteren, A.; di Chirico, C.; Sarazin, M.; Buzzoni, B.; Gray, P.; Tamai, R.; Tapia, M.; Davies, R.; Rabien, S.; Ott, T.; Hippler, S.
AA(ESO) AB(ESO) AC(ESO) AD(ESO) AE(ESO) AF(ESO) AG(ESO) AH(ESO) AI(ESO) AJ(ESO) AK(ESO) AL(ESO) AM(ESO) AN(ESO) AO(ESO) AP(Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching) AQ(Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching) AR(Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching) AS(Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg)
Abstract:
We report in this paper on the design and progress of the ESO Laser Guide Star Facility. The project will create a user facility embedded in UT4, to produce in the Earth's mesosphere laser guide stars, which extend the sky coverage of adaptive optics systems on the VLT UT4 telescope. Embedded into the project are provisions for multiple LGS to cope with second-generation MCAO instruments.
References:
1 Bonaccini, D., Rigaut, F., Dudziak, G. and
Monnet, G.: Curvature Adaptive Optics at
ESO, in SPIE Proceedings of the International
Symposium on “Astronomical
Telescopes and Instrumentation”, SPIE
Vol. 3353. Paper no. 131, 1998.
2 Bonaccini, D., Rigaut, F., Glindemann, A.,
Dudziak, G., Mariotti J.-M. and Paresce,
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Telescopes and Instrumentation”,
SPIE Vol 3353. paper no. 98, 1998.
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for Adaptive Optics, VLT-TREESO-
11630-1137, ESO Technical Report*,
June 1996.1
4 Bonaccini, D., Hackenberg, W., Davies,
R., Rabien, S. and Ott, T.: VLT Laser Guide
Star Facility: First Successful Test of the
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M., Quattri, M., Brunetto, E., Quentin, J.,
Koch, F., Allaert, E. and Van Kersteren, A.,
“Laser Guide Star Facility for the ESO
VLT”, The Messenger No. 98, Dec.
1999 – in http://www.eso.org/genfac/
pubs/ messenger
7 Carsten Egedal: Hazard Analysis of the
Laser Beam (open air part), ESO
Technical Report VLT-TRE-ESO-11850-
2435, Issue 1.0, January 2001.
18-24 (PDF)
D. Silva
Service mode scheduling: a primer for users

ADS BibCode:
2001Msngr.105...18S
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Silva, D.
AA(User Support Group/DMD)
Abstract:
The execution of observations in Service Mode is an option at many ESO telescopes, especially at the VLT telescopes. In this operations mode, observations are not scheduled for specific nights, they are scheduled flexibly. Each night observations are selected from a pool of possible observations based on Observing Programme Committee (OPC) priority and the current observing conditions. Ideally, the pool of possible observations contains a range of observations that exactly match the real range of conditions and the real number of available hours, so that all observations are completed in a timely manner. Since this ideal case never occurs, constructing the pool of observations must be done carefully, with the goals of maximising scientific return and operational efficiency.
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ESO
Hunting the Southern Skies with SIMBA

ADS BibCode:
2001Msngr.105...24.
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
A new instrument, SIMBA (“SEST IMaging Bolometer Array”), was installed at the Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope (SEST) at the ESO La Silla Observatory in July 2001. In order to achieve the best possible sensitivity, SIMBA is cooled to only 0.3 deg above the absolute zero on the temperature scale.

Reports from Observers

25-31 (PDF)
S. Zaggia et al.
The EIS Pre-FLAMES Survey: observations of selected stellar fields

ADS BibCode:
2001Msngr.105...25Z
Section:
Reports from Observers
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Zaggia, S.; Momany, Y.; Vandame, B.; Mignani, R. P.; da Costa, L.; Arnouts, S.; Groenewegen, M. A. T.; Hatziminaoglou, E.; Madejsky, R.; Rité, C.; Schirmer, M.; Slijkhuis, R.
AA(INAF/Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste and European Southern Observatory (szaggia@eso.org)) AB(European Southern Observatory) AC(European Southern Observatory) AD(European Southern Observatory) AE(European Southern Observatory) AF(European Southern Observatory) AG(European Southern Observatory) AH(European Southern Observatory) AI(European Southern Observatory) AJ(European Southern Observatory) AK(European Southern Observatory) AL(European Southern Observatory)
Abstract:
The primary goal of the ESO Imaging Survey (EIS) project is to produce data sets matching the foreseen scientific goals and requirements of different VLT instruments (e.g. Renzini and da Costa 1997) and to publicly release them prior to the commissioning and first year of operation of these instruments. With this goal in mind, for the past two years EIS has been carrying out the Deep Public Survey (DPS), an optical/infrared deep survey of high-galactic latitude fields, and the Pre-Flames (PF) Survey, a B V I survey of selected stellar fields, to provide suitable samples for VIMOS and FLAMES (Fibre Large Array Multi-Element Spectrograph, Pasquini et al. 2000), respectively.
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Vandame B., et al., 2001, A&A, submitted.
32-36 (PDF)
M. Pierre et al.
The XMM Large Scale Structure Survey and its multi-λ follow-up

ADS BibCode:
2001Msngr.105...32P
Section:
Reports from Observers
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Pierre, M.; Alloin, D.; Altieri, B.; Birkinshaw, M.; Bremer, M.; Böhringer, H.; Hjorth, J.; Jones, L.; Le Fèvre, O.; Maccagni, D.; McBreen, B.; Mellier, Y.; Molinari, E.; Quintana, H.; Röttgering, H.; Surdej, J.; Vigroux, L.; White, S.; Lonsdale, C.
AA((CEA/DSM/DAPNIA/SAp, Saclay), mpierre@cea.fr) AB(ESO, Santiago) AC(XMM SOC, Villafranca) AD(University of Bristol) AE(University of Bristol) AF(Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching) AG(Astronomical Observatory, Copenhagen) AH(University of Birmingham) AI(Laboratoire d’Astrophysique, Marseille) AJ(Istituto di Fisica Cosmica G. Occhialini, Milano) AK(University College, Dublin) AL(Institut d’Astrophysique, Paris) AM(Osservatorio Astronomica di Brera, Milano) AN(Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago) AO(Leiden Observatory) AP(Institut d’Astrophysique et de Géophysique, Liège) AQ(CEA/DSM/DAPNIA/SAp, Saclay) AR(Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Garching) AS(IPAC, Caltech)
Abstract:
We present a unique European project which aims at mapping the matter distribution in the distant universe from hundreds of megaparsecs to galaxy scales. This comprehensive scientific approach constitutes a new step in the synergy between space- and ground-based observatory resources and therefore a building block of the forthcoming Virtual Observatory.
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Other Astronomical News

37-40 (PDF)
J. R. Walsh et al.
Report on the FLAMES Users Workshop (FUW)

ADS BibCode:
2001Msngr.105...37W
Section:
Other Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Walsh, J. R.; Pasquiun, L.; Zaggia, S.
AA(ESO) AB(ESO) AC(ESO and Trieste)
Abstract:
The FLAMES Users Workshop was held at ESO, Garching, Germany, on 9 and 10 July 2001.
40-41 (PDF)
R. Fosbury et al.
The Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS)

ADS BibCode:
2001Msngr.105...40F
Section:
Other Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Fosbury, R.; Bergeron, J.; Cesarsky, C.; Cristiani, S.; Hook, R.; Renzini, A.; Rosati, P.
AA(ESO) AB(the GOODS Co-ls at ESO/ST-ECF) AC(the GOODS Co-ls at ESO/ST-ECF) AD(the GOODS Co-ls at ESO/ST-ECF) AE(the GOODS Co-ls at ESO/ST-ECF) AF(the GOODS Co-ls at ESO/ST-ECF) AG(the GOODS Co-ls at ESO/ST-ECF)
Abstract:
In the tradition of the Hubble Deep Fields (HDF-N and HDF-S), the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS) is designed to push the performance of major modern observational facilities to their sensitivity limits. GOODS unites the deepest observations from ground- and space-based facilities at many wavelengths, and was selected in late 2000 as one of six Legacy programs for the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF: the fourth of NASA’s Great Observatories after Hubble, Chandra and Compton). The Legacy program is meant to “...maximise the scientific utility of SIRTF by yielding an early and longlasting scientific heritage… producing data that will enter the public domain immediately”. Under the leadership of the PI, Mark Dickinson at ST ScI, the programme will map two fields with SIRTF, one Northern one Southern, exceeding a total of 300 square arcmin. GOODS will produce the deepest observations with the SIRTF IRAC instrument at 3.6–8 microns, and at 24 microns with the MIPS instrument pending on-orbit demonstration of instrument performance relative to SIRTF Guaranteed Time observations, which will also survey these same fields at 70 and 160 microns. The depth will be such that ordinary L* galaxies will be detected in their rest-frame near-infrared light out to a redshift of 4 or beyond. Luminous starburst galaxies and AGN – even the obscured ‘type 2’ objects – will be seen beyond the current record redshift of ~ 6 if any lie in the fields. At the longest wavelength (24 microns), the mid-IR emission from starburst galaxies will be seen to a redshift ~ 2.5
42-44 (PDF)
D. Alloin
ESO: research facilities in Santiago

ADS BibCode:
2001Msngr.105...42A
Section:
Other Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Alloin, D.
AA(ESO/Santiago)
Abstract:
With the start of operations on Paranal, a major increase of the ESO staff with duty station in Chile has taken place: as of today, the number of ESO scientists (staff, postdocs, paid associates and PhD students) has doubled with respect to 1998, leading as well to a larger number of visiting scientists and students on short-term training. The research facilities offered by ESO to its staff in Chile had to be adapted to this growth and the scientific life had to be boosted accordingly.
45-48 (PDF)
U. Grothkopf et al.
The ESO libraries: state of the art 2001

ADS BibCode:
2001Msngr.105...45G
Section:
Other Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Grothkopf, U.; Treumann, A.; Gómez, M. E.
AA(ESO Garching) AB(ESO Garching) AC(ESO Santiago)
Abstract:
The main task of the ESO libraries is to provide ESO scientists and engineers with access to all information resources they need for their work. In order to do so, physical libraries are maintained in Garching, Santiago, La Silla and (in future) Paranal as well as an electronic library on the world wide web.
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Announcements

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ESO
ESO-CERN-ESA Symposium “Astronomy, Cosmology and Fundamental Physics”

ADS BibCode:
2001Msngr.105...49.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
50-50 (PDF)
ESO
Vacancy Note: “A Challenge for Astronomers, Engineers in the field of Software, Electronics and/or Mechanics …”

ADS BibCode:
2001Msngr.105...50.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
51-52 (PDF)
ESO
ESO Publications Still Available

ADS BibCode:
2001Msngr.105Q..51.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
51-51 (PDF)
ESO
Scientific Preprints

ADS BibCode:
2001Msngr.105R..51.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
51-51 (PDF)
ESO
Personnel Movements

ADS BibCode:
2001Msngr.105S..51.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)

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ESO
Contents

ADS BibCode:
2001Msngr.105...52.
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)