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Paper: Prototypical Operations Support Tools for NASA Interferometer Missions: Applications to Studies of Binary Stars Using the Palomar Testbed Interferometer
Volume: 238, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems X
Page: 369
Authors: Bambery, R. J.; Backus, C.
Abstract: The Palomar Testbed Interferometer (PTI) is a 110-meter baseline K-Band infrared interferometer located at Palomar Mountain, California. In 1999 an effort was started to provide more observer-friendly observation planning and monitoring tools, such as might be used in NASA interferometer missions. This session illustrates how these prototype tools aid in the observation of spectroscopic binary stars. Animations, using IDL, show how the measured visibilities relate to the positions of the secondary star during its orbital period.
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