Imaging the Surface of Altair

John D. Monnier, M. Zhao, E. Pedretti, N. Thureau, M. Ireland, P. Muirhead, J.-P. Berger, R. Millan-Gabet, G. Van Belle, T. ten Brummelaar, H. McAlister, S. Ridgway, N. Turner, L. Sturmann, J. Sturmann, D. Berger

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Abstract

Spatially resolving the surfaces of nearby stars promises to advance our knowledge of stellar physics. Using optical long-baseline interferometry, we constructed a near-infrared image of the rapidly rotating hot star Altair with a resolution of
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342
JournalScience
Volume317
Issue number5836
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2007

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Monnier, J. D., Zhao, M., Pedretti, E., Thureau, N., Ireland, M., Muirhead, P., ... Berger, D. (2007). Imaging the Surface of Altair. Science, 317(5836), 342.