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Long-term stability of a Fabry-Perot interferometer used for measurement of stellar Doppler shift
Author(s): Robert S. McMillan; Peter H. Smith; Marcus L. Perry; T. L. Moore; William J. Merline
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Paper Abstract

The use of a fiber-optic-link CCD-detector Fabry-Perot interferometer (McMillan et al., 1985, 1986, and 1988) to obtain high-accuracy measurements of stellar Doppler shifts at KPNO is described in detail and illustrated with sample data. Particular attention is given to accuracy requirements and techniques for reducing errors, resolution (orders of 50 mA at wavelength 4300 A are separated by 640 mA), CCD sensitivity, observing and data-processing operations, and the control of environmental conditions. Standard-deviation data and statistics on seven solar-type stars are presented in tables, and the time evolution of the radial velocity of Beta Com is shown in a graph.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1235, Instrumentation in Astronomy VII, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19123
Show Author Affiliations
Robert S. McMillan, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Peter H. Smith, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Marcus L. Perry, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
T. L. Moore, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
William J. Merline, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1235:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VII
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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