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Science capabilities of the DS3 mission
Author(s): Roger P. Linfield; Peter W. Gorham
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Paper Abstract

The DS3 mission will launch a space optical interferometer into heliocentric orbit, for observation of 50-100 sources on baselines up to 1000-2000 m. The detection threshold will be visual magnitude 12-13, and the angular resolution in the 500-900 nm passband will be approximately ≈100 microseconds. Interesting science targets which could be imaged include: Cyg X-1, Wolf-Rayet stars, and FU Ori stars. With a modest improvement in sensitivity, the structure of the broad line emission regions of a few bright AGNs could be measured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3350, Astronomical Interferometry, (24 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317093
Show Author Affiliations
Roger P. Linfield, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Peter W. Gorham, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3350:
Astronomical Interferometry
Robert D. Reasenberg, Editor(s)

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