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21 July 2010 MI-6: Michigan interferometry with six telescopes
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Based on the success of four-telescope imaging with the Michigan Infrared Combiner (MIRC) on the CHARA Array, our Michigan-based group will now upgrade our system to combine all six CHARA telescope simultaneously. In order to make this observationally efficient, we have had to improve a number of subsystems and commission new ones, including the new CHAMP fringe tracker, the introduction of photometric channels, the upgrading of the realtime operating systems, and the obvious hardware and software upgrades of the control system and the data pipeline. Here we will discuss the advantages of six-telescope operation, outline our upgrade plans and discuss our current progress.
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John D. Monnier, M. Anderson, F. Baron, D. H. Berger, X. Che, T. Eckhause, S. Kraus, E. Pedretti, N. Thureau, R. Millan-Gabet, T. ten Brummelaar, P. Irwin, and M. Zhao "MI-6: Michigan interferometry with six telescopes", Proc. SPIE 7734, Optical and Infrared Interferometry II, 77340G (21 July 2010);


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