The Messenger Telescopes and Instrumentation

The VLTI Roadmap

Authors
  • Mérand, Antoine [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]

Section
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Abstract

ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) was a unique facility when it was conceived more than 30 years ago, and it remains competitive today in the field of milli-arcsecond angular resolution astronomy. Over the past decade, while the VLTI matured into an operationally efficient facility, it became limited by its first-generation instruments. As the second generation of VLTI instrumentation achieves first light, further developments for this unique facility are being planned and are described here.


Dates
Created: 2018-03-01/2018-03-31
Length
6 pages

Cite this article:

A. Mérand; The VLTI Roadmap. The Messenger 171 (March 2018): 14–19. https://doi.org/10.18727/0722-6691/5063