Translator Disclaimer
5 July 2000 Practice of interferometry with NPOI
Author Affiliations +
We discuss NPOI data, their reduction and limitations, in the areas of delay power spectra, diameter measurements of variable stars, imaging of spectroscopic binaries, and astrometry. The Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer is a three baseline (to be expanded to 15) broad-band array of 50 cm siderostats with vacuum delay lines. With NPOI, the limb- darkening of stars has been detected, images resolving spectroscopic binaries down to a few milliarcseconds have been made, and astrometric capabilities explored. Lessons learned and current efforts for improving the quality of the data are presented.
© (2000) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Christian A. Hummel "Practice of interferometry with NPOI", Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390240;

Back to Top