Optical interferometry with the mmt

J. M. Beckers, E. K. Hege, P. A. Strittmatter

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By adjustment of the optical pathlengths of the MMT telescopes, it is possible to make the MMT into a phased array with a 680 cm baseline. We will describe experiments in speckle interferometry and spectroscopy which have been done this way using 2 and 3 of the MMT telescopes. We will describe planned adjustments of the optical configuration of the MMT to achieve coherent operation over a large field of view with all six telescopes phased simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-92
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Nov 8 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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