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Keck Interferometer science: present and future

Akeson, Rachel L. (2004) Keck Interferometer science: present and future. In: New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry. Proceedings of SPIE. No.5491. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers , Bellingham, WA, pp. 28-34. ISBN 9780819454232.

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The Keck Interferometer is a NASA funded project developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the William M. Keck Observatory and the Michelson Science Center at the California Institute of Technology. A technical description of the interferometer is given elsewhere in this volume. This paper will discuss the science topics and goals of the Keck Interferometer project, including a brief description of the Key Science projects, the science projects executed to date and the current availability of the interferometer for new projects. The Keck Interferometer Project consists of the Keck-Keck Interferometer, which combines the two Keck 10-meter telescopes on an 85-meter baseline, and the Outrigger Telescopes Project, a proposal to add four to six 1.8-meter telescopes that would work in conjunction with the two Kecks.

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Additional Information:© 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The Keck Interferometer is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Part of this work was performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, and at the Michelson Science Center (MSC), under contract with NASA. Observations were obtained at the W. M. Keck Observatory, operated as a scientific partnership among California Institute of Technology, the University of California, and NASA. The Observatory was made possible by the generous financial support of the W. M. Keck Foundation. The authors wish to recognize and acknowledge the very significant cultural role and reverence that the summit of Mauna Kea has always had within the indigenous Hawaiian community. We are most fortunate to have the opportunity to conduct observations from this mountain. The author would like to thank R. Millan-Gabet for work on the T Tauri data. This work has used software from the MSC; the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France; and the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive, operated by JPL under contract with NASA.
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Official Citation:Rachel L. Akeson, Rachel L. Akeson, } "Keck Interferometer science: present and future", Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551592;
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