The VLT platform on the Mount Paranal. The 8m-class telescopes are seen in the background, and the 1.8m-class ones are in the foreground. Credit: Y. Bresson
Welcome to the MATISSE website

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MATISSE (Multi-AperTure mid-Infrared SpectroScopic Experiment) is a mid-infrared spectro-interferometer project combining up to four UTs/ATs beams of the VLTI. It will measure closure phase relations, thus offering an efficient capability for image reconstruction. This mid-infrared instrument will include several efficient spectroscopic modes.

On the left menu you will be able to browse information on the consortium, the instrument, the science goals.