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Paper Abstract

The CHARA Array is a six element optical and near infrared interferometer built by Georgia State University on Mount Wilson in California. It is currently operating in the K and H bands and has the largest baseline (330 m) in operation of any similar instrument in the world. We expect to begin I band operations in 2002. We will present an update of the status of the instrumentation in the Array and set out our plans for the near term expansion of the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4838, Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, (21 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.456763
Show Author Affiliations
Theo Armand ten Brummelaar, CHARA Array/Mt. Wilson (United States)
Harold A. McAlister, CHARA/Georgia State Univ. (United States)
Stephen T. Ridgway, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Nils Henning Turner, CHARA/Mt. Wilson (United States)
Laszlo Sturmann, CHARA/Mt. Wilson (United States)
Judit Sturmann, CHARA/Mt. Wilson (United States)
William G. Bagnuolo Jr., CHARA/Georgia State Univ. (United States)
Mark A. Shure, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4838:
Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II
Wesley A. Traub, Editor(s)

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