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Infrared beam combination at the CHARA Array
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Paper Abstract

The CHARA Array consists of six 1-meter telescopes. The telescopes are at fixed positions laid out in a Y-shaped pattern, where the longest available baseline is 330 meters. The resolving power of this interferometric array operating at visible and short infrared wavelengths is better than one milli-arcsecond. The current infrared beam combination system is capable of combining the light from any two of the six telescopes in the array. With the existing infrared beam combination and detection system, we routinely observe in K and H band, where our magnitude limit is 6.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4838, Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, (21 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.457984
Show Author Affiliations
Judit Sturmann, CHARA/Georgia State Univ. (United States)
Theo Armand ten Brummelaar, CHARA/Georgia State Univ. (United States)
Stephen T. Ridgway, CHARA/Georgia State Univ. (United States)
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Mark A. Shure, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (United States)
Neda Safizadeh, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Laszlo Sturmann, CHARA/Georgia State Univ. (United States)
Nils Henning Turner, CHARA/Georgia State Univ. (United States)
Harold A. McAlister, CHARA/Georgia State Univ. (United States)


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

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