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Schematic representation of the positions of the two fibers when observing in on-axis and dual-field mode with VLTI/GRAVITY. In on-axis mode, a beamsplitter is used to separate the incoming light in amplitude. In dual-field, the fringe-tracking fiber and the science fiber can be moved separately, and can be centered on different targets. For observing exoplanets, two types of configuration are used, with the science fiber either centered on the star, for calibration, or centered at the expected location of the planet. The fringe-tracking fiber is always centered on the star, whose light is used as a reference for the phase of the interferometric visibilities.

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