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The Magdalena Ridge Observatory interferometer: a status update
Author(s): M. J. Creech-Eakman; V. Romero; I. Payne; C. A. Haniff; D. F. Buscher; V. Alvidrez; C. Dahl; J. Deninger; A. Farris; S. Jimenez; C. Jurgenson; R. King; D. Klinglesmith; T. McCracken; A. Olivares; C. Salcido; Fernando Santoro; John Seamons; Robert Selina; Alisa Shtromberg; J Steenson; Nick Torres; Martin Fisher; E. B. Seneta; X. Sun; D. M. A. Wilson; John S. Young
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Paper Abstract

The Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer has been designed to be a 10 x 1.4 m aperture long-baseline optical/near-infrared interferometer in an equilateral "Y" configuration, and is being deployed west of Socorro, NM on the Magdalena Ridge. Unfortunately, first light for the facility has been delayed due to the current difficult funding regime, but during the past two years we have made substantial progress on many of the key subsystems for the array. The design of all these subsystems is largely complete, and laboratory assembly and testing, and the installation of many of its components on the Ridge are now underway. This paper serves as an overview and update on the facility's present status, and the plans for future funding and eventual operations of the facilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8445, Optical and Infrared Interferometry III, 84450P (12 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926516
Show Author Affiliations
M. J. Creech-Eakman, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
V. Romero, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
I. Payne, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
C. A. Haniff, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
D. F. Buscher, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
V. Alvidrez, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
C. Dahl, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
J. Deninger, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
A. Farris, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
S. Jimenez, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
C. Jurgenson, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
R. King, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
D. Klinglesmith, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
T. McCracken, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
A. Olivares, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
C. Salcido, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Fernando Santoro, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
John Seamons, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Robert Selina, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Alisa Shtromberg, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
J Steenson, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Nick Torres, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Martin Fisher, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
E. B. Seneta, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
X. Sun, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
D. M. A. Wilson, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
John S. Young, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8445:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry III
Françoise Delplancke; Jayadev K. Rajagopal; Fabien Malbet, Editor(s)

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