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Astronomy & Astrophysics

Vol. 464, No. 1 (March II 2007)

The VLTI instrument AMBER. See our special feature on the first AMBER results (p. 1-126)

AMBER: Instrument description and first astrophysical results

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Editorial
EDITORIAL    p. E1
C. Bertout and M. Walmsley
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066919

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AMBER, the near-infrared spectro-interferometric three-telescope VLTI instrument    p. 1
R. G. Petrov, F. Malbet, G. Weigelt, P. Antonelli, U. Beckmann, Y. Bresson, A. Chelli, M. Dugué, G. Duvert, S. Gennari, et al. (88 more)
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066496

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Optical configuration and analysis of the AMBER/VLTI instrument    p. 13
S. Robbe-Dubois, S. Lagarde, R. G. Petrov, F. Lisi, U. Beckmann, P. Antonelli, Y. Bresson, G. Martinot-Lagarde, A. Roussel, P. Salinari, et al. (89 more)
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20065432

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Interferometric data reduction with AMBER/VLTI. Principle, estimators, and illustration    p. 29
E. Tatulli, F. Millour, A. Chelli, G. Duvert, B. Acke, O. Hernandez Utrera, K.-H. Hofmann, S. Kraus, F. Malbet, P. Mège, et al. (87 more)
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20064799

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Disk and wind interaction in the young stellar object MWC 297 spatially resolved with AMBER/VLTI    p. 43
F. Malbet, M. Benisty, W.-J. de Wit, S. Kraus, A. Meilland, F. Millour, E. Tatulli, J.-P. Berger, O. Chesneau, K.-H. Hofmann, et al. (95 more)
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20053924

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Constraining the wind launching region in Herbig Ae stars: AMBER/VLTI spectroscopy of HD 104237    p. 55
E. Tatulli, A. Isella, A. Natta, L. Testi, A. Marconi, F. Malbet, P. Stee, R.G. Petrov, F. Millour, A. Chelli, et al. (89 more)
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20065719

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First direct detection of a Keplerian rotating disk around the Be star α Arae using AMBER/VLTI    p. 59
A. Meilland, P. Stee, M. Vannier, F. Millour, A. Domiciano de Souza, F. Malbet, C. Martayan, F. Paresce, R.G. Petrov, A. Richichi and A. Spang
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20064848

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An asymmetry detected in the disk of κ Canis Majoris with AMBER/VLTI    p. 73
A. Meilland, F. Millour, P. Stee, A. Domiciano de Souza, R.G. Petrov, D. Mourard, S. Jankov, S. Robbe-Dubois, A. Spang, E. Aristidi, et al. (89 more)
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20065410

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AMBER/VLTI and MIDI/VLTI spectro-interferometric observations of the B[e] supergiant CPD - Size and geometry of the circumstellar envelope in the near- and mid-IR    p. 81
A. Domiciano de Souza, T. Driebe, O. Chesneau, K.-H. Hofmann, S. Kraus, A.S. Miroshnichenko, K. Ohnaka, R.G. Petrov, T. Preisbisch, P. Stee, et al. (4 more)
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20054134

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Near-infrared interferometry of η Carinae with spectral resolutions of 1 500 and 12 000 using AMBER/VLTI    p. 87
G. Weigelt, S. Kraus, T. Driebe, R.G. Petrov, K.-H. Hofmann, F. Millour, O. Chesneau, D. Schertl, F. Malbet, D.J. Hillier, et al. (93 more)
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20065577

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Direct constraint on the distance of γ2 Velorum from AMBER/VLTI observations    p. 107
F. Millour, R. G. Petrov, O. Chesneau, D. Bonneau, L. Dessart, C. Bechet, I. Tallon-Bosc, M. Tallon, E. Thiébaut, F. Vakili, et al. (92 more)
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20065408

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AMBER/VLTI interferometric observations of the recurrent Nova RS Ophiuchii 5.5 days after outburst    p. 119
O. Chesneau, N. Nardetto, F. Millour, C. Hummel, A. Domiciano de Souza, D. Bonneau, M. Vannier, F. Rantakyrö, A. Spang, F. Malbet, et al. (8 more)
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066609



-  Astrophysical processes
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Poynting-Robertson effect and perihelion motion    p. 127
J. Klačka, M. Kocifaj, P. Pástor and J. Petržala
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066132

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The diocotron instability in a pulsar cylindrical electrosphere    p. 135
J. Pétri
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066298



-  Cosmology (including clusters of galaxies)
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Buoyant bubbles in a cooling intracluster medium - I. Hydrodynamic bubbles    p. 143
A. Gardini
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066427


-  Extragalactic astronomy
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Stars and gas in the very large interacting galaxy NGC 6872    p. 155
C. Horellou and B. Koribalski
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066023

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Modeling the UBVRI time delays in Mrk 335    p. 167
B. Czerny and A. Janiuk
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066521

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Multi-frequency monitoring of γ-ray loud blazars - I. Light curves and spectral energy distributions    p. 175
U. Bach, C. M. Raiteri, M. Villata, L. Fuhrmann, C. S. Buemi, V. M Larionov, P. Leto, A. A. Arkharov, J. M. Coloma, A. Di Paola, et al. (16 more)
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066561

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Barred CO emission in HE 1029-1831    p. 187
M. Krips, A. Eckart, R. Neri, T. Bertram, C. Straubmeier, S. Fischer, J. G. Staguhn and S. N. Vogel
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20065832

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Overluminous HNC line emission in Arp 220, NGC 4418 and Mrk 231. Global IR pumping or XDRs?    p. 193
S. Aalto, M. Spaans, M. C. Wiedner and S. Hüttemeister
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066473



-  Galactic structure, stellar clusters, and populations
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High-resolution spectroscopy of RGB stars in the Sagittarius streams - I. Radial velocities and chemical abundances    p. 201
L. Monaco, M. Bellazzini, P. Bonifacio, A. Buzzoni, F. R. Ferraro, G. Marconi, L. Sbordone and S. Zaggia
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066228


-  Interstellar and circumstellar matter
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Unveiling the Cygnus OB2 stellar population with Chandra    p. 211
J. F. Albacete Colombo, E. Flaccomio, G. Micela, S. Sciortino and F. Damiani
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066101

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Compositional dependence of infrared absorption spectra of crystalline silicates - III. Melilite solid solution    p. 229
H. Chihara, C. Koike and A. Tsuchiyama
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066009

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Primary particle acceleration above 100 TeV in the shell-type supernova remnant RX J1713.7-3946 with deep HESS observations    p. 235
F. Aharonian, A. G. Akhperjanian, A. R. Bazer-Bachi, M. Beilicke, W. Benbow, D. Berge, K. Bernlöhr, C. Boisson, O. Bolz, V. Borrel, et al. (115 more)
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066381

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Deuterium fractionation in warm dense interstellar clumps    p. 245
E. Roueff, B. Parise and E. Herbst
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066531

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Carbamic acid produced by the UV/EUV irradiation of interstellar ice analogs    p. 253
Y.-J. Chen, M. Nuevo, J.-M. Hsieh, T.-S. Yih, W.-H. Sun, W.-H. Ip, H.-S. Fung, S.-Y. Chiang, Y.-Y. Lee, J.-M. Chen and C.-Y. R. Wu
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066631



-  Stellar structure and evolution
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GeV-TeV γ-ray light curves expected in the IC e pair cascade model for massive binaries: application to LS 5039    p. 259
W. Bednarek
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066274

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HD 143418: an unusual light variable and a double-lined spectroscopic binary with a CP primary    p. 263
H. Božić, M. Wolf, P. Harmanec, A. Prša, J. R. Percy, D. Ruždjak, D. Sudar, M. Šlechta, H. Ak and P. Eenens
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20042546

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X-ray broad-band study of the symbiotic X-ray binary 4U 1954+31    p. 277
N. Masetti, E. Rigon, E. Maiorano, G. Cusumano, E. Palazzi, M. Orlandini, L. Amati and F. Frontera
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066517

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Erratum
The VLT-FLAMES survey of massive stars: observations centered on the Magellanic Cloud clusters NGC 330, NGC 346, NGC 2004, and the N11 region    p. 289
C. J. Evans, D. J. Lennon, S. J. Smartt and C. Trundle
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20064988e

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Chandra observation of the dipping source XB 1254–690    p. 291
R. Iaria, T. Di Salvo, G. Lavagetto, A. D' Aí and N. R. Robba
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20065644



-  Stellar atmospheres
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The hot subdwarf B + white dwarf binary KPD 1930+2752 - A supernova type Ia progenitor candidate    p. 299
S. Geier, S. Nesslinger, U. Heber, N. Przybilla, R. Napiwotzki and R.-P. Kudritzki
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066098

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Six large coronal X-ray flares observed with Chandra    p. 309
R. Nordon and E. Behar
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066449



-  The Sun
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UNNOFIT inversion of spectro-polarimetric maps observed with THEMIS    p. 323
V. Bommier, E. Landi Degl'Innocenti, M. Landolfi and G. Molodij
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20054576

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How does the shape and thickness of the tachocline affect the distribution of the toroidal magnetic fields in the solar dynamo?    p. 341
G. Guerrero and E. M. de Gouveia Dal Pino
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20065834

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Determination of field strengths in the quiet Sun    p. 351
A. López Ariste, M. J. Martínez González and J. C. Ramírez Vélez
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20065593

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An empirical 3D model of the large-scale coronal structure based on the distribution of Hα filaments on the solar disk    p. 357
H. Morgan and S. R. Habbal
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066482



-  Planets and planetary systems
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Spectral types of planetary host star candidates from OGLE III    p. 367
S. Dreizler, S. Schuh and D. Homeier
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20054362

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Deep imaging survey of the environment of α Centauri - II. CCD imaging with the NTT-SUSI2 camera    p. 373
P. Kervella and F. Thévenin
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066432



-  Celestial mechanics and astrometry
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Proper-motion binaries in the Hipparcos catalogue - Comparison with radial velocity data    p. 377
A. Frankowski, S. Jancart and A. Jorissen
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20065526


-  Atomic, molecular, and nuclear data
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Photodissociation of organic molecules in star-forming regions - III. Methanol    p. 393
S. Pilling, R. Neves, A. C. F. Santos and H. M. Boechat-Roberty
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066275


-  Astronomical instrumentation
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Why your model parameter confidences might be too optimistic. Unbiased estimation of the inverse covariance matrix    p. 399
J. Hartlap, P. Simon and P. Schneider
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066170

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Beam mismatch effects in cosmic microwave background polarization measurements    p. 405
C. Rosset, V. B. Yurchenko, J. Delabrouille, J. Kaplan, Y. Giraud-Héraud, J.-M. Lamarre and J. A. Murphy
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20042230







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