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1 August 1990 Infrared array camera for interferometry with the cophased Multiple Mirror Telescope
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An infrared camera has been developed for interferometric imaging on large telescopes. Observations obtained with the 6.86 m aperture of the cophased Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT) demonstrate the ease with which future 8 m telescopes can achieve diffraction-limited performance from 1 to 5.5 micron. With the MMT, the infrared camera has imaged astronomical sources at 3.5 micron with a diffraction-limited resolution of 0.10 arcsec. Adjustable exposures as short as 4 msec are obtained at a maximum rate of 10 Hz to freeze atmospheric turbulence.
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Donald W. McCarthy Jr., Brian A. McLeod, and David J. Barlow "Infrared array camera for interferometry with the cophased Multiple Mirror Telescope", Proc. SPIE 1237, Amplitude and Intensity Spatial Interferometry, (1 August 1990); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19332
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