28 July 2008 Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer: progress toward first light
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Proceedings Volume 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry; 70130X (2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789859
Event: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, 2008, Marseille, France
The Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer is a 10-element 1.4 meter aperture optical and near-infrared interferometer being built at 3,200 meters altitude on Magdalena Ridge, west of Socorro, NM. The interferometer layout is an equilateral "Y" configuration to complement our key science mission, which is centered around imaging faint and complex astrophysical targets. This paper serves as an overview and update on the status of the observatory and our progress towards first light and first fringes in the next few years.
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M. J. Creech-Eakman, V. Romero, D. Westpfahl, C. Cormier, C. Haniff, D. Buscher, E. Bakker, L. Berger, E. Block, T. Coleman, P. Festler, C. Jurgenson, R. King, D. Klinglesmith, K. McCord, A. Olivares, C. Parameswariah, I. Payne, T. Paz, E. Ryan, C. Salcido, F. Santoro, R. Selina, A. Shtromberg, J. Steenson, F. Baron, R. Boysen, J. Coyne, M. Fisher, E. Seneta, X. Sun, N. Thureau, D. Wilson, J. Young, "Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer: progress toward first light", Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 70130X (28 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789859; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789859




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