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Interferometric connection of large telescopes at Mauna Kea
Author(s): Jean-Marie Mariotti; Vincent Coude du Foresto; Guy S. Perrin; Pierre J. Lena
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Paper Abstract

We present and discuss the possibility to coherently couple several (up to seven) large telescopes located on the Mauna Kea summit, in order to obtain interferometric capabilities at visible and infrared wavelengths. The advent of adaptive optics and single mode optical fibers allows the use of telescopes which were not built for interferometric use. The diameter of the telescopes, the orientations and lengths of potential baselines can lead to impressive performances in terms of sensitivity and angular resolution, with a negligible site impact.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3350, Astronomical Interferometry, (24 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317146
Show Author Affiliations
Jean-Marie Mariotti, Univ. Paris VII--Denis Diderot and Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Vincent Coude du Foresto, Univ. Paris VII--Denis Diderot and Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Guy S. Perrin, Univ. Paris VII--Denis Diderot and Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Pierre J. Lena, Univ. Paris VII--Denis Diderot and Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3350:
Astronomical Interferometry
Robert D. Reasenberg, Editor(s)

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