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Paper Abstract

We present an outline of the automated alignment system for the 350m baseline Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI) which will manage the simultaneous alignment of its six principal optical subsystems (telescopes, beam relay trains, delay lines, beam reducing telescopes, switchyards, and beam combiners). Many of these components will be held under vacuum, will be subject to varying thermal loads and will use different coatings (optimized for either optical or near-IR wavelengths). We review the proposed architecture of our scheme and discuss the procedures, tools, and optical analyses we have used to design it.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6268, Advances in Stellar Interferometry, 62683Y (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672531
Show Author Affiliations
C. A. Jurgenson, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
D. F. Buscher, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
M. J. Creech-Eakman, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
C. A. Haniff, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
J. S. Young, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
T. A Coleman, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
C. B. Parameswariah, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
E. Seneta, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
E. J. Bakker, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6268:
Advances in Stellar Interferometry
John D. Monnier; Markus Schöller; William C. Danchi, Editor(s)

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