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Magdalena Ridge Observatory interferometer: 2014 status update
Author(s): M. J. Creech-Eakman; V. Romero; I. Payne; C. A. Haniff; D. F. Buscher; C. Dahl; A. Farris; M. Fisher; C. Jurgenson; D. Klinglesmith; T. McCracken; M. Napolitano; A. Olivares; J. Riker; S. Rochelle; C. Salcido; F. Santoro; L. Schmidt; R. Selina; E. B. Seneta; A. Shtromberg; X. Sun; D.M.A. Wilson; J. S. Young
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Paper Abstract

The Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer has been designed to be a 10 × 1.4 m aperture long-baseline optical/near-infrared interferometer in an equilateral "Y" configuration, and is being deployed west of Socorro, NM on the Magdalena Ridge. Unfortunately, first light for the facility has been delayed due to the current difficult funding regime, but during the past two years we have made substantial progress on many of the key subsystems for the array. The design of all these subsystems is largely complete, and laboratory assembly and testing, and the installation and site acceptance testing of key components on the Ridge are now underway. This paper serves as an overview and update on the facility's present status and changes since 2012, and the plans for future activities and eventual operations of the facilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9146, Optical and Infrared Interferometry IV, 91460H (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057331
Show Author Affiliations
M. J. Creech-Eakman, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
V. Romero, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
I. Payne, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
C. A. Haniff, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
D. F. Buscher, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
C. Dahl, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
A. Farris, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
M. Fisher, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
C. Jurgenson, Yale Univ. (United States)
D. Klinglesmith, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
T. McCracken, Yale Univ. (United States)
M. Napolitano, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
A. Olivares, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
J. Riker, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
S. Rochelle, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
C. Salcido, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
F. Santoro, GMTO Corp. (United States)
L. Schmidt, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
R. Selina, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
E. B. Seneta, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
A. Shtromberg, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
X. Sun, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
D.M.A. Wilson, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
J. S. Young, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9146:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry IV
Jayadev K. Rajagopal; Michelle J. Creech-Eakman; Fabien Malbet, Editor(s)

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