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CHARA

(Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy)
(optical interferometer)

CHARA, for Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy, is a an optical interferometer located at Mount Wilson, California. It is an array of six 1 m telescopes, completed in 2003. It uses aperture synthesis with a maximum baseline of 330 meters, for an angular resolution up to 200 micro-arcseconds, equivalent to that of a (theoretical) single reflector telescope of that diameter.


(telescope,interferometer,visible light,California,array,optical interferometer,ground)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHARA_array
http://www.chara.gsu.edu/
http://ast.noao.edu/facilities/other/chara
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005ApJ...628..439M/abstract

Referenced by pages:
optical interferometer

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