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Fibered large interferometer on top of Mauna Kea: OHANA, the optical Hawaiian array for nanoradian astronomy
Author(s): Guy S. Perrin; Olivier Lai; Pierre J. Lena; Vincent Coude du Foresto
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Paper Abstract

The Mauna Kea site houses two eight-meter and two ten-meter class telescopes which will soon by fully operational. In addition to other existing large telescopes already available, the Mauna Kea summit offers a unique opportunity to build a large optical and infrared interferometer in the northern hemisphere with both the highest angular resolution and the highest sensitivity. We discuss the possibility to recombine with single-mode fibers this array whose large telescopes will all be equipped with adaptive optics facilities. We show the tremendous potential of this instrument for astrophysics and how complementary it is to other large arrays now under construction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390272
Show Author Affiliations
Guy S. Perrin, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Olivier Lai, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (United States)
Pierre J. Lena, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Vincent Coude du Foresto, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4006:
Interferometry in Optical Astronomy
Pierre J. Lena; Andreas Quirrenbach, Editor(s)

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