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Paper: Imaging with a Star Array
Volume: 217, Imaging at Radio Through Submillimeter Wavelengths
Page: 306
Authors: Mundy, L. G.; Scott, S. L.; Shepherd, D. S.
Abstract: The Berkeley-Illinois-Maryland Association (BIMA) and the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) are planning for the merger of their two millimeter wavelength arrays. The resulting array, CARMA (Combined Array for Research in Millimeter Astronomy), will include 6.1-m and 10.4-m antennas and be sited in the Inyo Mountains in California. CARMA will incorporate fifteen antennas with a total collecting area of 773 square meters. It will operate in the 3mm and 1.3 mm wavelength bands with maximum baselines of 2 km, achieving resolutions of up to 0.15 arcseconds at a frequency of 230 GHz. The array layout will be a five-pointed star, with scaled star configurations to achieve imaging covering a wide range of spatial scales.
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