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Simultaneous 6-station observations with the NPOI
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In January of 2002, we began routine observations using the Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer with six siderostats operating simultaneously. We present recent images obtained with this 6-beam operations mode of the NPOI. We report on the implemented system enhancements that make this possible, such as the beam combiner, fringe detection electronics, fringe tracking algorithm and the control system. We discuss the present state of the NPOI data analysis, including amplitude and phase bias corrections, cross talk considerations, and calibration issues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4838, Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, (21 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459322
Show Author Affiliations
James A. Benson, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
Christian A. Hummel, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
David Mozurkewich, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

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

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