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Stellar Angular Diameter Measurements by Interferometry

  • John Davis
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 189)

Abstract

Stellar angular diameter measurements have been made with a range of interferometric techniques including speckle, aperture masking and long baseline optical/infrared interferometry. The current status of these measurements are summarised in terms of the range of spectral types and luminosity classes measured, the accuracies achieved, the wavelengths used for observations, and the reliability of the results. A number of major long-baseline interferometers are coming on-line, or are under development, and their potential is assessed in terms of wavelength cover, accuracy, angular resolution, and the range of spectral type and luminosity class cover.

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Davis
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  1. 1.Chatterton Astronomy Department, School of PhysicsUniversity of SydneyNSWAustralia

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