The SUSI instrument: New science and technology

Peter Tuthill*, John Davis, Michael Ireland, Andrew Jacob, Julian North, Stephen Owens, J. Gordon Robertson, William Tango, Theo Ten Brummelaar

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The Sydney University Stellar Interferometer (SUSI) has now been operating with a significanly more sensitive beam combiner system (the Red Table) for several years. A number of novel results from the realms of single, binary and pulsating star astrophysics are presented. Simultaneous dual beam-combiner operation with the Red Table and an upgraded Blue Table has been demonstrated, enabling a high spectral dispersion oberving mode for stellar studies. Plans for a major upgrade are briefly described. One component of this will be remote operation of the array for routine observational data taking, with first steps on this path reported here with the inception of the Sydney Remote Operations Center. The backbone of future plans with SUSI center around the installation of the southern of the twin PAVO instruments. PAVO is also discussed in more detail in Ireland et al, this proceedings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical and Infrared Interferometry
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780819472236
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical and Infrared Interferometry - Marseille, France
Duration: 23 Jun 200827 Jun 2008


OtherOptical and Infrared Interferometry


  • Binary stars
  • Fundamental stellar properties
  • Optical interferometry
  • Pulsating stars
  • Stars
  • SUSI


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