An update on the CHARA array

T. A. Ten Brummelaar, D. G. Gies, H. A. McAlister, S. T. Ridgway, J. Sturmann, L. Sturmann, G. H. Schaefer, N. H. Turner, C. D. Farrington, N. J. Scott, J. D. Monnier, M. J. Ireland

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The CHARA Array, operated by Georgia State University, is located at Mount Wilson Observatory just north of Los Angeles in California. The CHARA consortium includes many groups, including LIESA in Paris, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, the University of Michigan, Sydney University, the Australian National University, the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, and most recently the University of Exeter. The CHARA Array is a six-element optical/NIR interferometer, and for the time being at least, has the largest operational baselines in the world. In this paper we will give a brief introduction to the array infrastructure with a focus on our Adaptive Optics program, and then discuss current funding as well as opportunities of funding in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V
EditorsFabien Malbet, Michelle J. Creech-Eakman, Peter G. Tuthill
Place of PublicationWashington, US
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601949
ISBN (Print)9781510601932
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jun 20161 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherOptical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy
  • Optical ground based interferometry


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