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The Navy prototype optical interferometer: recent developments since 2004
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Paper Abstract

The technical status of the Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer (NPOI) since the last SPIE meeting is summarized along with the current science programs. The instrument is operated in an automatic observational mode, obtaining over 10,000 stellar observations in the period, June 2004 through March 2006. The scientific program has been directed at astrometry, TPF candidate stars, binary stars and other interesting targets such as Be stars. A significant database of NPOI observations obtained in 1997-2004 is being analyzed for binaries and single stars such as rapid rotating stars: Altair and Vega.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6268, Advances in Stellar Interferometry, 626806 (23 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673779
Show Author Affiliations
K. J. Johnston, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
J. A. Benson, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
D. J. Hutter, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
C. Tycner, Michelson Science Ctr. (United States)
R. T. Zavala, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
N. M. White, Lowell Observatory (United States)
J. T. Armstrong, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
T. A. Pauls, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
G. C. Gilbreath, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
R. B. Hindsley, Naval Research Lab. (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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