4 August 2016 An update on the CHARA array
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The CHARA Array, operated by Georgia State University, is located at Mount Wilson Observatory just north of Los Angeles in California. The CHARA consortium includes many groups, including LIESA in Paris, Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, the University of Michigan, Sydney University, the Australian National University, the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, and most recently the University of Exeter. The CHARA Array is a six-element optical/NIR interferometer, and for the time being at least, has the largest operational baselines in the world. In this paper we will give a brief introduction to the array infrastructure with a focus on our Adaptive Optics program, and then discuss current funding as well as opportunities of funding in the near future.
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T. A. ten Brummelaar, T. A. ten Brummelaar, D. G. Gies, D. G. Gies, H. A. McAlister, H. A. McAlister, S. T. Ridgway, S. T. Ridgway, J. Sturmann, J. Sturmann, L. Sturmann, L. Sturmann, G. H. Schaefer, G. H. Schaefer, N. H. Turner, N. H. Turner, C. D. Farrington, C. D. Farrington, N. J. Scott, N. J. Scott, J. D. Monnier, J. D. Monnier, M. J. Ireland, M. J. Ireland, } "An update on the CHARA array", Proc. SPIE 9907, Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V, 990703 (4 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232125; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232125
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