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21 February 2003 FLUOR fibered beam combiner at the CHARA array
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The fibered beam combiner FLUOR, which has provided high accuracy visibility measurements on the IOTA interferometer, is being moved to the CHARA array which provides five 1m telescopes on baselines ranging from 35 to 330m. The combination CHARA/FLUOR makes it possible for the first time to achieve sub-milliarcsecond resolution in the K band, with a dynamic range of 100 or more. We explore the scientific potential of CHARA/FLUOR, most notably in the domains of high contrast binaries and the characterization of Cepheid pulsations, and present some of the anticipated developements.
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Vincent Coude du Foresto, Pascal J. Borde, Antoine Merand, Cyrille Baudouin, Antonin Remond, Guy S. Perrin, Stephen T. Ridgway, Theo Armand ten Brummelaar, and Harold A. McAlister "FLUOR fibered beam combiner at the CHARA array", Proc. SPIE 4838, Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, (21 February 2003);

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