Summary AMBER, the near-infrared/red focal instrument of the
VLTI, operates in the bands J, H, and, K (ie 1.0 to 2.4
μm). The instrument has been designed to be used with two or three
beams, thus enabling also the use of closure phase techniques. The
magnitude limit of AMBER is K=7 with Low Resolution (LR-HK) on UTs,
K=4 with Medium Resolution K-band (MR-K) on the UTs, and K=1.5 with
High Resolution K-band (HR-K) on UTs. It should be emphasized that
these values are very conservative estimates, pending further
commissioning and characterisation, and that ultimately much better
sensitivities are expected. The specific magnitude limits for the ATs
have not yet been determined.
Publications based on data obtained with the AMBER instrument should quote
the following reference paper:
Petrov, R. et al. 2003, SPIE 4838, 924.
Image courtesy of the AMBER Consortium.
|Built under ESO contract by:
||Romain Petrov (Nice, France)
||Fabien Malbet (LAOG, Grenoble, France)
|Instrument Scientist (Garching):
|Instrument Scientist (Paranal):
||Fredrik T Rantakyrö,Stan Stefl
|Instrument Software Support:
|Instrument Hardware Support:
Content of these pages
The following items are available on all the AMBER pages, using the bar on the left.
Generic pages, outside Paranal's web
- Internal links, specific to AMBER
- Home: returns to this page.
- Overview: a short description of the instrument
- Instrument: all the important parameters of the instrument.
- Manuals: links to all the documents related to AMBER.
- Tools: a collection of useful tools and informations for preparing and analyzing the AMBER observations.
- News: list of changes affecting the instrument and/or its
- IOT: informations on the Instrument Operation Team
- Visitor: Instrument specific instructions for Visiting Astronomers
- Consortium: A list of the AMBER Consortium contributing Institutes.
- Links: A list of useful links for specific information about
AMBER from the Consortium.
- Service: link to the instructions for Phase II and Service Mode
- Proposals: link to the Proposal instructions
- ETC: link to the Exposure Time Calculators and Instrument
- Pipeline: link to the Pipeline and Quality Control pages.
- Archive: link to the ESO Archive.