Messenger No. 87 (March 1997)

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1-2 (PDF)
R. Giacconi
Important Events in Chile

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87....1G
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Giacconi, R.
AA(ESO)
2-3 (PDF)
R. Giacconi
Speech by the Director General of ESO, Prof. Riccardo Giacconi

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87....2G
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Giacconi, R.
AA(ESO)
2-2 (PDF)
P. Creola
Speech by the President of the ESO Council, Dr. Peter Creola

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87....2C
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Creola, P.
AA(ESO)
3-4 (PDF)
J.M. Insulza
Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. José Miguel Insulza

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87....3I
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Insulza, J.M.

5-5 (PDF)
F. Eduardo
Speech by H.E. President Eduardo Frei

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87....5F
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Eduardo, F.

Telescopes and Instrumentation

6-7 (PDF)
M. Tarenghi
Paranal, December 1996.

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87....6T
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Tarenghi, M.
AA(ESO)
8-14 (PDF)
O. von der Lühe et al.
A new plan for the VLTI.

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87....8V
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
von der Lühe, O.; Bonaccini, D.; Derie, F.; Koehler, B.; Léve^Que, S.; Manil, E.; Michel, A.; Verola, M.
AA(ESO) AB(ESO) AC(ESO) AD(ESO) AE(ESO) AF(ESO) AG(ESO) AH(ESO)
Abstract:
The VLTI should acquire first fringes around the turn of the century in order to ensure competitiveness with other interferometry programmes.
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14-15 (PDF)
J. Spyromilio
News from the NTT

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87...14S
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Spyromilio, J.
AA(ESO)

The La Silla News Page

15-17 (PDF)
S. Guisard
The image quality of the 3.6-m telescope (Part V). What happens far from zenith?

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87...15G
Section:
The La Silla News Page
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Guisard, S.
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
Earlier articles about the image quality (IQ) at the 3.6-m telescope concerned the IQ near zenith. In this article the author presents the results of the study since September 1996, when he started to analyse the telescope behaviour far from zenith.
17-18 (PDF)
J. Brewer, J. Storm
News from the Danish 1.54-m Telescope

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87...17B
Section:
The La Silla News Page
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Brewer, J.; Storm, J.

17-17 (PDF)
ESO
2.2-m Telescope Upgrade Plan

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87Q..17.
Section:
The La Silla News Page
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
17-17 (PDF)
ESO
From the 3.6-m and 2.2-m Teams

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87R..17.
Section:
The La Silla News Page
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)

Telescopes and Instrumentation

18-19 (PDF)
S. Randich, M. Shetrone
New CASPEC Manual and Simulator

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87...18R
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Randich, S.; Shetrone, M.
AA(ESO) AB(ESO)

The La Silla News Page

19-20 (PDF)
N. Devillard
The eclipse software.

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87...19D
Section:
The La Silla News Page
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Devillard, N.
AA(ESO)

Science with the VLT/VLTI

21-23 (PDF)
A. Renzini, B. Leibundgut
The VLT Science Cases: a test for the VLT.

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87...21R
Section:
Science with the VLT/VLTI
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Renzini, A.; Leibundgut, B.
AA(ESO) AB(ESO)
23-26 (PDF)
A. Renzini, L. N. da Costa
The ESO Imaging Survey.

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87...23R
Section:
Science with the VLT/VLTI
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Renzini, A.; da Costa, L. N.
AA(ESO) AB(ESO)

Reports from Observers

27-34 (PDF)
N. Epchtein et al.
The deep near-infrared southern sky survey (DENIS).

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87...27E
Section:
Reports from Observers
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Epchtein, N.; de Batz, B.; Capoani, L.; Chevallier, L.; Copet, E.; Fouqué, P.; Lacombe, P.; Le Bertre, T.; Pau, S.; Rouan, D.; Ruphy, S.; Simon, G.; Tiphène, D.; Burton, W. B.; Bertin, E.; Deul, E.; Habing, H.; Borsenberger, J.; Dennefeld, M.; Guglielmo, F.; Loup, C.; Mamon, G.; Ng, Y.; Omont, A.; Provost, L.; Renault, J.-C.; Tanguy, F.; Kimeswenger, S.; Kienel, C.; Garzon, F.; Persi, P.; Ferrari-Toniolo, M.; Robin, A.; Paturel, G.; Vauglin, I.; Forveille, T.; Delfosse, X.; Hron, J.; Schultheis, M.; Appenzeller, I.; Wagner, S.; Balazs, L.; Holl, A.; Lépine, J.; Boscolo, P.; Picazzio, E.; Duc, P.-A.; Mennessier, M.-O.
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34-36 (PDF)
T. R. Bedding et al.
R Doradus: the biggest star in the sky.

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87...34B
Section:
Reports from Observers
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Bedding, T. R.; Robertson, J. G.; Marson, R. G.; Zijlstra, A. A.; von der Lühe, O.
AA(School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia) AB(School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia) AC(School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia) AD(ESO) AE(ESO)
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36-39 (PDF)
A. Quirrenbach, H. Zinnecker
Molecular hydrogen towards T Tauri observed with adaptive optics.

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87...36Q
Section:
Reports from Observers
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Quirrenbach, A.; Zinnecker, H.
AA(Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching) AB(Astrophysikalisches Institut, Potsdam)
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39-43 (PDF)
N. Ageorges, J. R. Walsh
Examples of high-resolution imaging and polarimetry of R Monocerotis and NGC 2261.

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87...39A
Section:
Reports from Observers
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Ageorges, N.; Walsh, J. R.
AA(ESO) AB(ESO)
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43-45 (PDF)
R. Mignani et al.
Proper motion as a tool to identiy the optical counterparts of pulsars: the case of PSR 0656+14.

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87...43M
Section:
Reports from Observers
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Mignani, R.; Caraveo, P. A.; Bignami, G. F.
AA(Max-Plack-Institut fur Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching & Istituto di Fisica Cosmica del CNR, Milan) AB(Istituto di Fisica Cosmica del CNR, Milan) AC(Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università di Cassino & Istituto di Fisica Cosmica del CNR, Milan)
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45-48 (PDF)
S. Savaglio
On the nature of the high-redshift universe.

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87...45S
Section:
Reports from Observers
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Savaglio, S.
AA(ESO)
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48-50 (PDF)
F. P. Nasuti et al.
Optical observations provide a new measure of the Vela pulsar's proper motion.

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87...48N
Section:
Reports from Observers
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Nasuti, F. P.; Mignani, R.; Caraveo, P. A.; Bignami, G. F.
AA(Istituto di Fisica Cosmica del CNR, Milano, Italy) AB(Istituto di Fisica Cosmica del CNR, Milano, Italy & Max-Plack-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching) AC(Istituto di Fisica Cosmica del CNR, Milano, Italy) AD(Istituto di Fisica Cosmica del CNR, Milano, Italy & Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università di Cassino, Italy)
Abstract:
Measurements make a final case for the Vela pulsar proper motion to be around 50 mas/yr. Since the proper-motion study covers a period of 20 years, the present result can be considered reliable.
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Other Astronomical News

51-54 (PDF)
R. West, C. Madsen
The astronomy on-line project.

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87...51W
Section:
Other Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
West, R.; Madsen, C.
AA(ESO) AB(ESO)
Abstract:
A major Web-based educational programme, known as Astronomy On-Line, has just taken place in close collaboration between the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE), the European Southern Observatory and the European Union.
54-56 (PDF)
R. Albrecht et al.
Availability of IDL (Interactive Data Language) at ESO/ST-ECF.

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87...54A
Section:
Other Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Albrecht, R.; Freudling, W.; Thomas, R.
AA(Space Telescope – European Coordinating Facility) AB(Space Telescope – European Coordinating Facility) AC(Space Telescope – European Coordinating Facility)
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Announcements

57-57 (PDF)
ESO
ESO Studentship Programme

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87R..57.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
57-57 (PDF)
ESO
Gerhard Bachmann (1931–1996)

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87Q..57.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
57-57 (PDF)
ESO
(7215) Gerhard = 1977 FS

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87S..57.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
58-59 (PDF)
ESO
Translation of Speech by Foreign Minister Mr. José Miguel Insulza

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87R..58.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
58-58 (PDF)
ESO
Personnel movements International Staff (1 January – 31 March 1997)

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87Q..58.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
58-58 (PDF)
ESO
New ESO Preprints (November 1996 – February 1997)

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87S..58.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
58-58 (PDF)
ESO
First announcement ESO Workshop on Cyclical Variability in Stellar Winds – recent developments and future applications

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87T..58.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
59-59 (PDF)
ESO
Translation of Speech by H.E. President Eduardo Frei

ADS BibCode:
1997Msngr..87...59.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)