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The SUSI instrument: new science and technology
Author(s): Peter Tuthill; John Davis; Michael Ireland; Andrew Jacob; Julian North; Stephen Owens; J. Gordon Robertson; William Tango; Theo ten Brummelaar
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Paper Abstract

The Sydney University Stellar Interferometer (SUSI) has now been operating with a significanly more sensitive beam combiner system (the Red Table) for several years. A number of novel results from the realms of single, binary and pulsating star astrophysics are presented. Simultaneous dual beam-combiner operation with the Red Table and an upgraded Blue Table has been demonstrated, enabling a high spectral dispersion oberving mode for stellar studies. Plans for a major upgrade are briefly described. One component of this will be remote operation of the array for routine observational data taking, with first steps on this path reported here with the inception of the Sydney Remote Operations Center. The backbone of future plans with SUSI center around the installation of the southern of the twin PAVO instruments. PAVO is also discussed in more detail in Ireland et al, this proceedings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 701304 (28 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787707
Show Author Affiliations
Peter Tuthill, Sydney Univ. (Australia)
John Davis, Sydney Univ. (Australia)
Michael Ireland, Sydney Univ. (Australia)
Andrew Jacob, Sydney Univ. (Australia)
Julian North, Sydney Univ. (Australia)
Stephen Owens, Sydney Univ. (Australia)
J. Gordon Robertson, Sydney Univ. (Australia)
William Tango, Sydney Univ. (Australia)
Theo ten Brummelaar, The CHARA array, Georgia State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7013:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry
Markus Schöller; William C. Danchi; Françoise Delplancke, Editor(s)

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