The CHARA VisiblelIR Array on Mt. Wilson
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.
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