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Mapping the radial structure of AGN tori
We present mid-IR interferometric observations of six type 1 AGNs at multiple baseline lengths ranging from 27 m to 130 m, reaching high angular resolutions up to λ/B ∼ 0.02 arcseconds. For two ofExpand
AMBER, the near-infrared spectro-interferometric three-telescope VLTI instrument
Context: Optical long-baseline interferometry is moving a crucial step forward with the advent of general-user scientific instruments that equip large aperture and hectometric baseline facilities,Expand
The galactic unclassified B(e) star HD 50138 ??? II. Interferometric constraints on the close circumstellar environment
Context. HD 50138 is a southern star that presents the B[e] phenomenon, but its evolutionary stage is still not well known. This object presents spectral variability, which can be explained byExpand
Imaging the dynamical atmosphere of the red supergiant Betelgeuse in the CO first overtone lines with VLTI/AMBER ,
Aims. We present one-dimensional aperture synthesis imaging of the red supergiant Betelgeuse (α Ori) with VLTI/AMBER. We reconstructed for the first time one-dimensional images in the individual COExpand
First spectro-interferometric survey of Be stars I. Observations and constraints on the disk geometry and kinematics
Context. Classical Be stars are hot non-supergiant stars surrounded by a gaseous circumstellar disk that is responsible for the observed infrared-excess and emission lines. The phenomena involved inExpand
The near-IR emission in Type 1 active galactic nuclei (AGNs) is thought to be dominated by the thermal radiation from dust grains that are heated by the central engine in the UV/optical and areExpand
AMBER/VLTI interferometric observations of the recurrent Nova RS Ophiuchii 5.5 days after outburst
Aims.We report on spectrally dispersed interferometric AMBER/VLTI observations of the recurrent nova RS Oph five days after the discovery of its outburst on 2006 Feb. 12. Methods: Using threeExpand
The binary Be star δ Sco at high spectral and spatial resolution: Disk geometry and kinematics before the 2011 periastron
Classical Be stars are hot non-supergiant stars surrounded by a gaseous circumstellar disk that is responsible for the observed IR-excess and emission lines. The influence of binarity on theseExpand
Direct constraint on the distance of $\gamma^2$ Velorum from AMBER/VLTI observations
In this work, we present the first AMBER observations, of the Wolf-Rayet and O (WR+O) star binary system y² Velorum. The AMBER instrument was used with the telescopes UT2, UT3, and UT4 on baselinesExpand
VLTI monitoring of the dust formation event of the Nova V1280 Scorpii
Context. We present the first high spatial resolution monitoring of th e dust forming nova V1280 Sco performed with the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI). Aims. These observations aim atExpand