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FLUOR fibered beam combiner at the CHARA array
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Paper Abstract

The fibered beam combiner FLUOR, which has provided high accuracy visibility measurements on the IOTA interferometer, is being moved to the CHARA array which provides five 1m telescopes on baselines ranging from 35 to 330m. The combination CHARA/FLUOR makes it possible for the first time to achieve sub-milliarcsecond resolution in the K band, with a dynamic range of 100 or more. We explore the scientific potential of CHARA/FLUOR, most notably in the domains of high contrast binaries and the characterization of Cepheid pulsations, and present some of the anticipated developements.

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Date Published: 21 February 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4838, Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, (21 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459942
Show Author Affiliations
Vincent Coude du Foresto, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Pascal J. Borde, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Antoine Merand, Observatoire des Paris-Meudon (France)
Cyrille Baudouin, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Antonin Remond, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Guy S. Perrin, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Stephen T. Ridgway, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Theo Armand ten Brummelaar, 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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