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4. Installation of the cryogenic pipes
1. Mounting the warm optomecanics
2. Optical alignment of the warm optics
5. Global optical alignments
6. First observations
VLT activities and sceneries during the AMBER integration
3. Installation of the spectrograph and the detector
The AMBER AIV web page by Andrea Richichi

AMBER team at Paranal
Saturday 27 March 2004, by Fabien Malbet


Several persons have been working during the 5 weeks of integration in Paranal. Basically the team was separated in 2 main shifts:

First shift (19 Feb-06 Mar 2004):

- OCA, Nice, France : Pierre Antonelli, Alain Roussel and Yves Bresson
- LUAN, Nice, France : Romain Petrov and Sylvie Robbe-Dubois
- MPIfR, Bonn, Germany : Udo Beckmann and Matthias Heininger
- OAA, Arcetri, Italy : Matteo Accardo and Paolo Stefanini
- LAOG, Grenoble, France : Etienne LeCoarer

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AMBER and ESO team on Paranal : Alain Roussel, Pierre Antonelli, Paolo Stefanini, Fredrik Rantakyro, Matthias Heininger, Etienne LeCoarer, Udo Beckmann, Romain Petrov, Matteo Accardo, Sylvie Robbe-Dubois and Yves Bresson.

Second shift (04 Mar-26 Mar 2004):

- LAOG, Grenoble, France : Alain Delboulbé, Etienne LeCoarer, Pierre Kern, Gérard Zins, Fabien Malbet and Gilles Duvert (not present on the picture).
- OCA, Nice, France : Stéphane Lagarde
- LUAN, Nice, France : Romain Petrov

AMBER and ESO team on Paranal : Romain Petrov, Alain Délboulbé, Fredrik Rantakyro, Etienne Le Coarer, Andrea Richichi, Pierre Kern, Stéphane Lagarde, Carla Gil, Mike Fischer, Mario Kiekebush, Florence Puech, Gérard Zins, Fabien Malbet

Some pictures taken during the integration

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Determined men (going for lunch...).
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Waiting for departure after lunch.
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Let’s go back to work!
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A little nap during the CAU alignment.
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Daily meeting with the brandly new Ferrari (speed and noise included).
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Another view of the meeting.
Pierre Kern and Alain Delboulbe normal size
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Pierre Kern and Alain Delboulbe at the guests house swimming pool.
NAOS and its builders high resolution Etienne Le Coarer and Pierre Kern posing in front of NAOS, the adaptive optics system of the VLT, builded at LAOG (Grenoble, France)
Alain and an UT high resolution Alain Delboulbé posing in front of one of the four 8m telescopes of the VLT
A dream team high resolution Pierre Kern, Alain Delboulbé and Etienne Le Coarer posing behind the structure holding the 8m mirror.
Bicycle team high resolution Keeping in fitness around the Paranal Observatory (1)
Bicycle team high resolution Keeping in fitness around the Paranal Observatory (2)
Bicycle team high resolution Keeping in fitness around the Paranal Observatory (3)
Romain Petrov and Etienne Le Coarer normal size
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Etienne Le Coarer and Romain Petrov working on a very fast Ferrari computer.





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