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Mid-Infrared Interferometric Instrument



MIDI is the mid-infrared (N-band = 8 to 13 μm) instrument of the VLT interferometer. It combines two beams (either from the 8.2-m Unit Telescopes or from the 1.8-m Auxiliary Telescopes) to provide visibility moduli in the (u,v) plane. MIDI features spectroscopic optics to provide visibilities at different wavelengths within the N-band.

Publications based on data obtained with the MIDI instrument should quote the following reference paper: Leinert, Ch. et al. 2003, The Messenger 112, 13.


Contact Information

Content of these pages

The following items are available on all the MIDI pages, using the bar on the left.
  • Internal links, specific to MIDI
    • 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 MIDI.
    • Tools: a collection of useful tools and informations for preparing and analyzing the MIDI observations.
    • News: list of changes affecting the instrument and/or its pages.
    • IOT: informations on the Instrument Operation Team
    • Links: miscellaneous links about interferometry and MIDI.
    • Visitor: Instrument specific instructions for Visiting Astronomers
  • Generic pages, outside Paranal's web
    • 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 Simulators
    • Pipeline: link to the Pipeline and Quality Control pages.
    • Archive: link to the ESO Archive.

This document last updated: Wednesday February 22, 2006
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