Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Astronomical results from COAST
Author(s): David Burns; John E. Baldwin; Peter J. Warner; Roger C. Boysen; Peter R. Lawson; Craig D. Mackay; John Rogers; Christopher A. Haniff; Donald M. A. Wilson; Tania R. Scott; John S. Young
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

In September 1995 the Cambridge optical aperture synthesis telescope (COAST) became the first optical interferometer to produce an image of a stellar source from phase-closure and visibility amplitude measurements. These observations demonstrated for the first time the feasibility of operating long-baseline optical/near-infrared interferometers for high dynamic range high-resolution imaging. Here we present these and subsequent observations made with COAST and describe the methods used to analyze such data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, (21 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.269078
Show Author Affiliations
David Burns, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (United Kingdom)
John E. Baldwin, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (United Kingdom)
Peter J. Warner, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (United Kingdom)
Roger C. Boysen, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (United Kingdom)
Peter R. Lawson, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (United Kingdom)
Craig D. Mackay, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (United Kingdom)
John Rogers, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (United Kingdom)
Christopher A. Haniff, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (United Kingdom)
Donald M. A. Wilson, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (United Kingdom)
Tania R. Scott, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (United Kingdom)
John S. Young, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2871:
Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow
Arne L. Ardeberg, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top