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COAST: the current status
Author(s): Christopher A. Haniff; John E. Baldwin; Roger C. Boysen; Amanda V. George; David F. Buscher; Craig D. Mackay; Debbie Pearson; John Rogers; Peter J. Warner; Donald M. A. Wilson; John S. Young
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Paper Abstract

We present a summary of the status of the Cambridge Optical Aperture Synthesis Telescope (COAST). Since our last report we have concentrated on improving both the efficiency of use of the array and its astrophysical capabilities. In particular we have achieved useful improvements in throughput, detector sensitivity and the efficiency of securing measurements of visibility amplitudes and closure phases. With five telescopes fully operational, COAST is now being used routinely for parallel programs of astrophysics and as a technical test-bed for its proposed successor, the Large Optical Array--LOA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390262
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher A. Haniff, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
John E. Baldwin, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Roger C. Boysen, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Amanda V. George, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
David F. Buscher, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Craig D. Mackay, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Debbie Pearson, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
John Rogers, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Peter J. Warner, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Donald M. A. Wilson, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
John S. Young, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4006:
Interferometry in Optical Astronomy
Pierre J. Lena; Andreas Quirrenbach, Editor(s)

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