MI-6: Michigan interferometry with six telescopes

J.~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, M. Zhao

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Abstract

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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Title of host publicationSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series
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Number of pages1
Volume7734
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Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2010

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NameSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series

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Monnier, J. D., Anderson, M., Baron, F., Berger, D. H., Che, X., Eckhause, T., Kraus, S., Pedretti, E., Thureau, N., Millan-Gabet, R., ten Brummelaar, T., Irwin, P., & Zhao, M. (2010). MI-6: Michigan interferometry with six telescopes. In Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series (Vol. 7734, pp. 0). (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.858286