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MI-6: Michigan interferometry with six telescopes

Monnier, John D. and Anderson, M. and Baron, F. and Berger, D. H. and Che, X. and Eckhause, T. and Kraus, S. and Pedretti, E. and Thureau, N. and Millan-Gabet, R. and ten Brummelaar, T. and Irwin, P. and Zhao, M. (2010) MI-6: Michigan interferometry with six telescopes. In: Optical and Infrared Interferometry II. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7734. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 77340G. ISBN 978-0-8194-8224-2.

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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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Additional Information:© 2010 SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering. This work has been supported by the University of Michigan, the National Science Foundation (NSF-ST-0352723, 0707927, 0807577) and NASA (NRA-NNG04GC00G,). Thanks also to UM machinist Scott Webster and the whole CHARA array team that makes science with MIRC possible.
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Subject Keywords:interferometry, infrared
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Issue or Number:7734
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Official Citation: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 ; M. Zhao; MI-6: Michigan interferometry with six telescopes. Proc. SPIE 7734, Optical and Infrared Interferometry II, 77340G (July 21, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.858286.
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