First light for MATISSE interferometric instrument

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.

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ESO/MATISSE consortium

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Id:eso1808g
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:5. mart 2018. 15:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1808
Veličina:2000 x 1339 px

O objektu

Naziv:MATISSE
Tip:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Kategorija:Paranal

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