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MI-6: Michigan interferometry with six telescopes
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Based on the success of four-telescope imaging with the Michigan Infrared Combiner (MIRC) on the CHARA Array, our Michigan-based group will now upgrade our system to combine all six CHARA telescope simultaneously. In order to make this observationally efficient, we have had to improve a number of subsystems and commission new ones, including the new CHAMP fringe tracker, the introduction of photometric channels, the upgrading of the realtime operating systems, and the obvious hardware and software upgrades of the control system and the data pipeline. Here we will discuss the advantages of six-telescope operation, outline our upgrade plans and discuss our current progress.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7734, Optical and Infrared Interferometry II, 77340G (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858286
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John D. Monnier, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
M. Anderson, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
F. Baron, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
D. H. Berger, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
X. Che, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
T. Eckhause, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
S. Kraus, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
E. Pedretti, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
N. Thureau, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
R. Millan-Gabet, California Institute of Technology (United States)
T. ten Brummelaar, The CHARA Array, Georgia State Univ. (United States)
P. Irwin, Consultant (United States)
M. Zhao, Jet Propulsion Lab. (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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