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PBD on a 3.63-m telescope with adaptive optics: first images of the astrometric component in Iota Cas
Author(s): Jack D. Drummond; Scott Milster; Patrick T. Ryan; Lewis C. Roberts Jr.
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Paper Abstract

Adaptive optics images of Iota Cassiopeia taken in the I and H bands with the 3.63m AEOS telescope on Haleakala show a strong waffle-like pattern. The Parametric Blind Deconvolution (PBD) point spread function is modified to include such an optical aberration pattern, and position angles, separations, and magnitude differences are obtained for the components of the quadruple star system. The H band image of the astrometric companion is the first ever, the I band image is the first to show all four components, and by combining our data with previous visual and speckle measurements, the orbits and masses of components A and Aa are derived for the first time. The faint sub-solar mass component is 2.3, 2.9, 3.7, and 4.2 magnitudes fainter than its nearby (0.4") companion at H, I, V, and B bands, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4839, Adaptive Optical System Technologies II, (7 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459809
Show Author Affiliations
Jack D. Drummond, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Scott Milster, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Patrick T. Ryan, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Lewis C. Roberts Jr., The Boeing Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4839:
Adaptive Optical System Technologies II
Peter L. Wizinowich; Domenico Bonaccini, Editor(s)

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