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Observing with the ESO/GRAVITY instrument

Paulo J. V. Garcia
CENTRA and U.Porto

Abstract
The ESO/GRAVITY is an adaptive optics and fringe tracker assisted K-band interferometric spectrograph. The instrument development started in the last decade and reached first fringes with the auxiliary telescopes in December 2015. The consortium is led by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) and includes the participation of CENTRA (Multidisciplinary Centre for Astrophysics). GRAVITY will be offered be ESO in the next observing period P98 and its science verification is planned for June 2016. Most of the talk will focus on the observational space enabled by GRAVITY and on the typical science enabled by the instrument in the first periods of observation. It will allow prospective users to evaluate the instrument applicability to their areas of research.

2016 February 12, 13:30

IA/U.Porto
Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia