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.
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
- 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
- Pipeline: link to the Pipeline and Quality Control pages.
- Archive: link to the ESO Archive.