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Stellar intensity interferometry: experimental steps toward long-baseline observations
Author(s): Stephan LeBohec; Ben Adams; Isobel Bond; Stella Bradbury; Dainis Dravins; Hannes Jensen; David B. Kieda; Derrick Kress; Edward Munford; Paul D. Nuñez; Ryan Price; Erez Ribak; Joachim Rose; Harold Simpson; Jeremy Smith
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Paper Abstract

Experiments are in progress to prepare for intensity interferometry with arrays of air Cherenkov telescopes. At the Bonneville Seabase site, near Salt Lake City, a testbed observatory has been set up with two 3-m air Cherenkov telescopes on a 23-m baseline. Cameras are being constructed, with control electronics for either off- or online analysis of the data. At the Lund Observatory (Sweden), in Technion (Israel) and at the University of Utah (USA), laboratory intensity interferometers simulating stellar observations have been set up and experiments are in progress, using various analog and digital correlators, reaching 1.4 ns time resolution, to analyze signals from pairs of laboratory telescopes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7734, Optical and Infrared Interferometry II, 77341D (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857098
Show Author Affiliations
Stephan LeBohec, The Univ. of Utah (United States)
Ben Adams, The Univ. of Utah (United States)
Isobel Bond, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Stella Bradbury, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Dainis Dravins, Lund Observatory (Sweden)
Hannes Jensen, Lund Observatory (Sweden)
David B. Kieda, The Univ. of Utah (United States)
Derrick Kress, The Univ. of Utah (United States)
Edward Munford, The Univ. of Utah (United States)
Paul D. Nuñez, The Univ. of Utah (United States)
Ryan Price, The Univ. of Utah (United States)
Erez Ribak, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
Joachim Rose, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Harold Simpson, The Univ. of Utah (United States)
Jeremy Smith, The Univ. of Utah (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7734:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry II
William C. Danchi; Françoise Delplancke; Jayadev K. Rajagopal, Editor(s)

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