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Status report on Mitaka optical and infrared array (MIRA-1.2)
Author(s): Jun Nishikawa
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Paper Abstract

Mitaka optical and InfraRed Array second phase instrument, MIRA-I.2, has obtained the first fringes on 8th June 2002 at a baseline of 30m and the second fringes on 13th August. MIRA-I.2 consisting of two 30cm siderostats was proposed and started designing in 1994. Major constructions started in April 1999 just after the first phase instruments MIRA-I.1 was closed. The telescopes were initially put at a 6m test baseline in the MIRA-I.1 dome and obtained fringes in June 2001 and then moved to the 30m baseline in August 2001. At present, some of parts do not reach the final shape. Observations of star radii or binary orbits will be planed, while remained construction will be continued.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4838, Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, (21 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458101
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Jun Nishikawa, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)


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

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