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Recent science highlights from the Keck Interferometer
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The addition of new observational capabilities and continued sensitivity improvements have allowed observations with the Keck Interferometer to encompass new areas of astrophysics and expanded significantly the available sample size in areas which had been the focus of previous work. The technical details of the instrument techniques (including nulling, L-band and increased spectral resolution) are covered in other contributions to this conference. Here, we will highlight the astrophsyics enabled by these instruments including: a summary of the NASA Exo-zodical Dust Survey Key Project, observations across a range of dust temperatures with K and L-band measurements and faint target studies of active galactic nuclei and young stellar disks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7734, Optical and Infrared Interferometry II, 77340C (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856494
Show Author Affiliations
R. Akeson, NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (United States)
M. Colavita, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
R. Millan-Gabet, NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (United States)
S. Ragland, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
P. Wizinowich, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
J. Woillez, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7734:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry II
William C. Danchi; Françoise Delplancke; Jayadev K. Rajagopal, Editor(s)

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