Messenger No. 81 (September 1995)

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Telescopes and Instrumentation

1-2 (PDF)
M. Tarenghi
News from Paranal and current status of VLT construction.

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81....1T
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Tarenghi, M.
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
On Sunday, 30 July 1995, at 1.15 hours local time, an earthquake shook northern Chile near the city of Antofagasta.
3-4 (PDF)
D. Enard
News from the secondary mirror units [VLT].

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81....3E
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Enard, D.
AA(ESO)
5-6 (PDF)
G. Raffi
The VLT control software - status report.

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81....5R
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Raffi, G.
AA(ESO)
6-8 (PDF)
T. Herlin et al.
The VLT Real Time Display software.

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81....6H
Section:
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Herlin, T.; Brighton, A.; Biereichel, P.
AA(ESO) AB(ESO) AC(ESO)

NTT Bits and Pixels

8-9 (PDF)
ESO
NTT Bits and Pixels

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81....8.
Section:
NTT Bits and Pixels
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
Abstract:
With this periodically compiled collection of short notes, the NTT Team intends to keep the community informed about changes in performance, configuration, and operation of the NTT and its subsystems.

Additional news from the La Silla site

9-9 (PDF)
H. Schwarz, S. Guisard
Rotating Half Wave Plate for EFOSC1 Refurbished

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81....9S
Section:
Additional news from the La Silla site
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Schwarz, H.; Guisard, S.

9-9 (PDF)
L. Pasquini, L. Achmad
CASPEC Thorium-Argon Atlas in the 3050–3650 Å Region

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81....9P
Section:
Additional news from the La Silla site
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Pasquini, L.; Achmad, L.

References:
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10-10 (PDF)
G. Ihle
The Last Trip of the ESO GPO

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81...10I
Section:
Additional news from the La Silla site
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Ihle, G.

10-10 (PDF)
J. Mendez
Satellite Pictures Available in the “Meteomonitor” Environment

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81...10M
Section:
Additional news from the La Silla site
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Mendez, J.

10-10 (PDF)
C. Oliveira
New Autoguider at the 1.52-m

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81...10O
Section:
Additional news from the La Silla site
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Oliveira, C.

10-10 (PDF)
ESO
Photometry with EFOSC2

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81...10.
Section:
Additional news from the La Silla site
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
10-10 (PDF)
C. Lidman
Superb Seeing on the 2.2-m Telescope with IRAC2

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81...10L
Section:
Additional news from the La Silla site
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Lidman, C.

11-11 (PDF)
R. West
A Spectacular Jet in Comet Hale-Bopp

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81...11W
Section:
Additional news from the La Silla site
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
West, R.
AA(ESO)

Reports from Observers

12-14 (PDF)
J. P. E. Gerritsen, P. D. Barthel
Near-infrared imaging of QSO host galaxies.

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81...12G
Section:
Reports from Observers
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Gerritsen, J. P. E.; Barthel, P. D.
AA(Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Groningen, The Netherlands) AB(Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Groningen, The Netherlands)
Abstract:
Three decades after the discovery of the first QSOs, the triggering of QSO activity is still an intriguing issue. Which conditions lead to fuelling the “monster”, responsible for the non-thermal continuum emission?
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14-19 (PDF)
D. Macchetto, M. Giavalisco
Have we detected the primeval galaxies?

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81...14M
Section:
Reports from Observers
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Macchetto, D.; Giavalisco, M.
AA(Space Telescope Science Institute) AB(Space Telescope Science Institute)
Abstract:
The identification of the population of primeval galaxies, namely the first galaxies to form stars in the Universe, is essential to provide the much needed observational underpinning to modern theories of galaxy formation and evolution, without which these theories are destined to remain in the realm of speculation. Until recently, and despite decades of intensive search, primeval galaxies had not been identified and thus the epoch (or the epochs!) and the early physics of galaxy formation are still substantially unknown. The combination of ground-based photometry and spectroscopy with the Hubble Space Telescope high angular resolution, is changing this situation and we are now obtaining empirical evidence that a population of galaxies of relatively normal luminosity was already in place at redshifts z > 3 and in an evolutionary state characterised by active star formation.
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19-20 (PDF)
B. Leibundgut et al.
Discovery of a supernova (SN 1995K) at a redshift of 0.478.

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81...19L
Section:
Reports from Observers
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Leibundgut, B.; Spyromilio, J.; Walsh, J.; Schmidt, B. P.; Phillips, M. M.; Suntzeff, N. B.; Hamuy, M.; Schommer, R. A.; Avilés, R.; Kirshner, R. P.; Riess, A.; Challis, P.; Garnavich, P.; Stubbs, C.; Hogan, C.; Dressler, A.; Ciardullo, R.
AA(Center for Astrophysics) AB(Center for Astrophysics) AC(Center for Astrophysics & ESO) AD(Center for Astrophysics & MSSSO) AE(Center for Astrophysics) AF(Center for Astrophysics) AG(Center for Astrophysics) AH(Center for Astrophysics) AI(Center for Astrophysics & CTIO) AJ(Center for Astrophysics) AK(Center for Astrophysics) AL(Center for Astrophysics) AM(Center for Astrophysics) AN(University of Washington) AO(University of Washington) AP(Carnegie Observatories) AQ(Pennsylvania State University)
20-22 (PDF)
K. S. de Boer et al.
The Magellanic Catalogue of Stars - MACS.

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81...20D
Section:
Reports from Observers
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
de Boer, K. S.; Tucholke, H.-J.; Seitter, W. C.
AA(Sternwarte der Universität Bonn) AB(Astronomisches Institut der Universität Münster & Sternwarte der Universität Bonn) AC(Astronomisches Institut der Universität Münster)

Other Astronomical News

23-27 (PDF)
A. A. Zijlstra et al.
Remote observing and experience at ESO.

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81...23Z
Section:
Other Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Zijlstra, A. A.; Rodriguez, J.; Wallander, A.
AA(ESO) AB(ESO) AC(ESO)
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27-28 (PDF)
U. Grothkopf et al.
Library and Information Services in Astronomy II (LISA-II).

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81...27G
Section:
Other Astronomical News
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
Grothkopf, U.; Murtagh, F.; Albrecht, M.
AA(ESO) AB(ESO) AC(ESO)

Announcements

29-34 (PDF)
ESO
Programmes Approved for Period 56

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81...29.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
35-35 (PDF)
ESO
List of preprints

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81Q..35.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
35-35 (PDF)
ESO
Personnel movements

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81R..35.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
35-35 (PDF)
ESO
Time-Table of Council and Committee Meetings (1995)

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81S..35.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)
35-35 (PDF)
ESO
First announcement: The Fourth CTIO/ESO Workshop, The Galactic Center

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81T..35.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)

Messenger Index

36-36 (PDF)
ESO
Contents

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81Q..36.
Section:
Messenger Index
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)

Announcements

36-36 (PDF)
ESO
Last Copies of ESO/SRC Atlas Available

ADS BibCode:
1995Msngr..81R..36.
Section:
Announcements
Author(s)/Affiliation(s):
ESO
AA(ESO)