ESOcast 153 Light: First Light For MATISSE (4K UHD)

The new MATISSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has now successfully made its first observations at the Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. MATISSE is the most powerful interferometric instrument in the world at mid-infrared wavelengths. It will use high-resolution imaging and spectroscopy to probe the regions around young stars where planets are forming as well as the regions around supermassive black holes in the centres of galaxies.

The short podcast gives a taste of MATISSE and what it will achieve.

The video is available in 4K UHD.

The ESOcast Light is a series of short videos bringing you the wonders of the Universe in bite-sized pieces. The ESOcast Light episodes will not be replacing the standard, longer ESOcasts, but complement them with current astronomy news and images in ESO press releases.

Credit:

ESO

Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Nicole Shearer and Richard Hook.
Music: John Stanford (johnstanfordmusic.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, P. Horálek, MATISSE consortium, M. Kornmesser, ESA, NASA, L. Calçada.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Id:eso1808a
Release date:5 March 2018, 15:00
Related releases:eso1808
Duration:01 m 21 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:MATISSE
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Category:ESOcast
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