5 July 2000 Third telescope project at the IOTA interferometer
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Abstract
The third telescope project to enable phase-closure observations at the IOTA interferometer is well underway, and is anticipated to be completed later this year. For this project, we present the main technical improvements which we have already made or expect to make, including a new VxWorks control system, improved star acquisition cameras, improved siderostat and primary mirror supports, five-axis control of the telescope secondary mirrors, automated control of the long delay line, trihedral retroreflectors, three-beam combination, the PICNIC camera, and fringe packet tracking.
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Wesley A. Traub, Wesley A. Traub, Nathaniel P. Carleton, Nathaniel P. Carleton, Jesse D. Bregman, Jesse D. Bregman, Michael K. Brewer, Michael K. Brewer, Marc G. Lacasse, Marc G. Lacasse, P. Maymounkov, P. Maymounkov, Rafael Millan-Gabet, Rafael Millan-Gabet, John D. Monnier, John D. Monnier, Sebastien Morel, Sebastien Morel, Costas D. Papaliolios, Costas D. Papaliolios, Michael R. Pearlman, Michael R. Pearlman, Irene L. Porro, Irene L. Porro, F. Peter Schloerb, F. Peter Schloerb, Kamal Souccar, Kamal Souccar, "Third telescope project at the IOTA interferometer", Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390273; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.390273
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