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The CHARA VisiblelIR Array on Mt. Wilson

Small Telescopes with Large Baselines
  • S. T. Ridgway
  • H. A. McAlister
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 287/8/9)

Abstract

Georgia State University has built a six-telescope interferometric array on Mt. Wilson, California, capable of sub-milliarcsecond resolution at visible and near IR wavelengths. Each collecting telescope has an aperture of 1.0-m. This chapter considers the requirements of interferometry and the selection of light collecting telescopes, describes the CHARA Array and its likely scientific program, and attempts to anticipate the future telescope requirements for interferometric arrays.

optical interferometry interferometers telescopes 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. T. Ridgway
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. A. McAlister
    • 3
  1. 1.National Optical Astronomy ObservatoriesTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Georgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Georgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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