MI-6: Michigan interferometry with six telescopes

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

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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 real time 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical and Infrared Interferometry II
Subtitle of host publication Proceedings of the SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Pages13
Volume7734
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010

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Monnier, J. D., Anderson, M., Baron, F., Berger, D. H., Che, X., Eckhause, T., ... Zhao, M. (2010). MI-6: Michigan interferometry with six telescopes. In Optical and Infrared Interferometry II: Proceedings of the SPIE (Vol. 7734, pp. 13). SPIE.