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12 September 2012 The Magdalena Ridge Observatory interferometer: a status update
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The Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer has been designed to be a 10 x 1.4 m aperture long-baseline optical/near-infrared interferometer in an equilateral "Y" configuration, and is being deployed west of Socorro, NM on the Magdalena Ridge. Unfortunately, first light for the facility has been delayed due to the current difficult funding regime, but during the past two years we have made substantial progress on many of the key subsystems for the array. The design of all these subsystems is largely complete, and laboratory assembly and testing, and the installation of many of its components on the Ridge are now underway. This paper serves as an overview and update on the facility's present status, and the plans for future funding and eventual operations of the facilities.
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M. J. Creech-Eakman, V. Romero, I. Payne, C. A. Haniff, D. F. Buscher, V. Alvidrez, C. Dahl, J. Deninger, A. Farris, S. Jimenez, C. Jurgenson, R. King, D. Klinglesmith, T. McCracken, A. Olivares, C. Salcido, Fernando Santoro, John Seamons, Robert Selina, Alisa Shtromberg, J Steenson, Nick Torres, Martin Fisher, E. B. Seneta, X. Sun, D. M. A. Wilson, and John S. Young "The Magdalena Ridge Observatory interferometer: a status update", Proc. SPIE 8445, Optical and Infrared Interferometry III, 84450P (12 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926516; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926516
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