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Event 

Title:
Seminario Dr. Francois Rigaut
When:
20.01.2020 - 20.01.2020
Where:
Sala jappelli - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova - Padova
Category:
Seminario

Description

Seminars

Lunedi 20 Gennaio 2020, h. 11:30 

 Aula Jappelli Osservatorio Astronomico

  Francois Rigaut   

 Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University


  MAVIS, sharper than JWST, deeper than HST: toward the end of phase A... 

 

Abstract

The European Southern Observatory (ESO), together with a consortium made of several European institutes, including INAF, and led by Australia's AAO, has embarked on the construction of MAVIS, a multi-conjugate adaptive optics system for the ground-based 8-m Very Large Telescope (VLT). MAVIS will deliver visible images and integral field spectrograph data with 2-3x better angular resolution than the Hubble Space Telescope, making it a powerful complement at visible wavelengths to future facilities like the space-based James Webb Space Telescope and the 30 to 40m-class ground-based telescopes currently under construction, that are all targeting primarily near-infrared wavelengths. The project is currently in its phase A, and a number of simulations have been carried out to estimate the performance and identify a suitable baseline.

I will present the science motivations and the instrument design and expected performance and capabilities.

 

Venue

Venue:
Sala jappelli - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova
Street:
vicolo Osservatorio 5
ZIP:
35122
City:
Padova

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