Jean-Marie Mariotti Center

SUV

the french VLTI center

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A. Matter (OCA-LAGRANGE), Principal Investigator

As a new service of the JMMC, SUV (Service aux Utilisateurs du VLTI) provides, in four different sites (Nice, Grenoble, Paris, and Lyon), a complete support to the users of the 2nd generation VLTI instruments. This support consists of an individualized assistance (FAQ, questions submission, face-to-face meetings) that covers the preparation of observing proposals and observations, and the GRAVITY and MATISSE data reduction. It also includes an assistance in the critical use of the JMMC model fitting and image reconstruction softwares.
SUV is coordinated by the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (OCA) in Nice, with three other local nodes in Paris (Observatoire de Paris), Grenoble (IPAG), and Lyon (Observatoire de Lyon). A centralized helpdesk platform, hosted at OCA, collects all the user questions and requests for a face-to-face assistance in one of the four nodes. These questions and visit requests are then redirected to the relevant node. The SUV helpdesk is accessible through the JMMC webpage.

List of SUV nodes

  • Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (Nice)
    Fields of expertise: Observation and data reduction for MATISSE, image reconstruction
    Website: www.oca.eu
  • Observatoire de Paris-Meudon
    Fields of expertise: Observation and data reduction for GRAVITY
    Website: www.obspm.fr
  • Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble
    Fields of expertise: Observation and data reduction for GRAVITY
    Website: ipag.osug.fr
  • Observatoire de Lyon
    Fields of expertise: Model fitting, image reconstruction
    Website: observatoire.univ-lyon1.fr

Information about GRAVITY and MATISSE

Detailed technical information about GRAVITY, including tools download and documentation can be found here.
Detailed technical information about MATISSE, including tools download and documentation can be found here.

SUV helpdesk

Any further questions or need for a face-to-face support in one of the SUV nodes ? Please visit the SUV helpdesk.

To be continued