12 September 2012 Recent progress at the Keck interferometer
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Abstract
The Keck Interferometer (KI) combines the two 10m diameter Keck telescopes providing milliarcsecond angular resolution. KI has unique observing capabilities such as sensitive K-band V2, L-band V2 and N-band nulling modes. The instrument improvements and status of the Keck Interferometer since the 2010 SPIE meeting are summarized. We discuss the current capabilities of the KI, operational improvements, and the science from the KI during the past two years. We will conclude with a brief note on the closure of the KI facility. Details of dual field phase referencing developments and nulling science results are presented elsewhere at this conference.
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S. Ragland, R. Akeson, M. Colavita, R. Millan-Gabet, T. Pantaleeva, B. Smith, K. Summers, P. Wizinowich, J. Woillez, E. Appleby, A. Cooper, C. Felizardo, J. Herstein, D. Morrison, K. Tsubota, and C. Tyau "Recent progress at the Keck interferometer", Proc. SPIE 8445, Optical and Infrared Interferometry III, 84450C (12 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925462; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925462
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