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13 December 2020 FIRST, a pupil-remapping fiber interferometer at the Subaru Telescope: on-sky results
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FIRST, the Fibered Imager foR a Single Telescope, is a spectro-imager using single-mode fibers for pupil remap- ping, allowing measurements beyond the telescope diffraction limit. Integrated on the Subaru Coronagraphic Extreme Adaptive Optics instrument at the Subaru Telescope, it benefits from a very stable visible light wave- front allowing to acquire long exposure and operate on significantly fainter sources than previously possible. On-sky results demonstrated the ability of the instrument to detect stellar companions separated 43mas in the case of the Capella binary system. A similar approach on an extremely large telescope would offer unique scientific opportunities for companion detection and characterization at very high angular resolution.
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S. Vievard, E. Huby, S. Lacour, K. Barjot, G. Martin, N. Cvetojevic, V. Deo, O. Guyon, J. Lozi, T. Kotani, N. Jovanovic, F. Marchis, G. Duchêne, V. Lapeyrere, D. Rouan, and G. Perrin "FIRST, a pupil-remapping fiber interferometer at the Subaru Telescope: on-sky results", Proc. SPIE 11446, Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VII, 1144629 (13 December 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2563033
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