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Astronomical Multibeam Combiner, AMBER (The)

An Instrument to Probe the Stars

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  00:10:00  2004  Color  Sound

The ESO (European Southern Observatory) has constructed four 8-meter telescopes on the site of the Atacama plateau in Chile (the VLT, or Very large telescope). To increase their power, they will be connected by a system which will combine their individual light to produce the equivalent of a telescope 200 meters in diameter.
The equipment which will accomplish this was named AMBER and was designed by a team which brought together the Grenoble Astrophysics Laboratory, the Côte d'Azur Observatory, the University of Nice, the Max Planck Institute in Bonn, and the Arcetri Observatory in Florence.

Author : BOCLET Didier (CNRS Images media, UPS CNRS, Ivry-sur-Seine) GOMBERT Christophe (CNRS Images media, UPS CNRS, Ivry-sur-Seine) DELHAYE Claude (CNRS Images media, UPS CNRS, Ivry-sur-Seine)
Director : BOCLET Didier (CNRS Images media, UPS CNRS, Ivry-sur-Seine) GOMBERT Christophe (CNRS Images media, UPS CNRS, Ivry-sur-Seine) DELHAYE Claude (CNRS Images media, UPS CNRS, Ivry-sur-Seine)
Scientific adviser : CHAUVIN Philippe (INSU, Dép, SDU, Paris)
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Audiovisual processPrises de vues réelles. Utilisation de photographies et d'une animation (VLT de l'ESO).
Interventions en son direct. Musique.
Date of broadcasting26/12/2005 (France 5)
NotesF. Malbet, chargé de recherche CNRS, chef du projet scientifique AMBER, Laboratoire d'astrophysique de Grenoble (LAOG).
K. Rousselet-Perraut : astronome adjointe, équipe AMBER, LAOG.
P. Kern : chef de projet technique, ingénieur de recherche CNRS, LAOG.
R. Petrov : chef de projet, directeur de recherche CNRS, Laboratoire universitaire d'astrophysique de Nice (LUAN).
VLT : Very large telescope.
ESO : European southern observatory.
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Space Sciences

Keywords  

VLT ; Interferometer ; Telescope

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Number1156
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportVideo DV Cam
VersionFrench
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
Delivery supportDV Cam
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