Five years of imaging at CHARA with MIRC

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  • John D. Monnier
  • E. Pedretti
  • N. Thureau
  • X. Che
  • M. Zhao
  • F. Baron
  • T. ten Brummelaar

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical and Infrared Interferometry III
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume8445
ISBN (Electronic)9780819491466
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2012

Abstract

The CHARA Array possesses the longest baselines in the world for infrared and visible interferometry, while the Michigan Infrared Combiner (MIRC) is the most advanced beam combiner for imaging. CHARA+MIRC has allowed imaging the surfaces of rapid rotators, interacting binary stars, and magnetically-active stars all for the first time. In this presentation, I will give an overview of the discoveries made by MIRC over the past five years and discuss technical and scientific lessons learned.

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