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Magdalena Ridge Observatory optical interferometer: a status report
Author(s): Gary C. Loos; David J. Westpfahl; Richard F. Horton
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Paper Abstract

The Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) project is presently funded to design and build a facility including an optical/infrared imaging interferometer composed of up to 10 1.5 meter class telescopes and a single conventional 2.4 meter class telescope. The interferometer array will be arranged in a “Y” configuration and the use of movable telescopes will allow its reconfiguration from a very compact array with baselines up to tens of meters to a true long baseline configuration with baselines up to 400 meters. We plan to introduce adaptive optics systems on the array telescopes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4838, Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, (21 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.457202
Show Author Affiliations
Gary C. Loos, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
David J. Westpfahl, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Richard F. Horton, R.F. Horton (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4838:
Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II
Wesley A. Traub, Editor(s)

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