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Extreme adaptive optics for the Thirty Meter Telescope
Direct detection of extrasolar Jovian planets is a major scientific motivation for the construction of future extremely large telescopes such as the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). Such detection willExpand
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The Occurrence Rate of Earth Analog Planets Orbiting Sunlike Stars
Kepler is a space telescope that searches Sun-like stars for planets. Its major goal is to determine {\eta}_Earth, the fraction of Sunlike stars that have planets like Earth. When a planet 'transits'Expand
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Taking the Measure of the Universe: Precision Astrometry with SIM Planetquest (Preprint)
Abstract : Precision astrometry at microarcsecond accuracy has application to a wide range of astrophysical problems. This paper is a study of the science questions that can be addressed using anExpand
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Early Data from Project 1640: A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
We describe a new instrument that forms the core of a long-term high contrast imaging program at the 200 inch (5 m) Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory. The primary scientific thrust is to obtainExpand
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Finding very small near-Earth asteroids using synthetic tracking
We present an approach that significantly increases the sensitivity for finding and tracking small and fast near-Earth asteroids (NEAs). This approach relies on a combined use of a new generation ofExpand
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High angular resolution measurements of Algol
Algol (Beta Per) is an extensively studied triple system which includes an eclipsing pair. Using long baseline optical interferometry, the AB-C system of Algol has had its geometric and physicalExpand
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Establishing α Oph as a prototype rotator: Improved astrometric orbit
The nearby star α Oph (Ras Alhague) is a rapidly rotating A5IV star spinning at ~ 89% of its breakup velocity. This system has been imaged extensively by interferometric techniques, giving a preciseExpand
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The Mark III stellar interferometer
Abstract : The Mark III interferometer is an operational long baseline stellar interferometer on Mt. Wilson with four-possible baseline configurations from 9m NE-SW to 20m N-S. The interferometer wasExpand
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The κ Andromedae System: New Constraints on the Companion Mass, System Age, and Further Multiplicity
κ Andromedae is a B9IVn star at 52 pc for which a faint substellar companion separated by 55 ± 2 AU was recently announced. In this work, we present the first spectrum of the companion, "κ And B,"Expand
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Experimental design for the LATOR mission
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This paper discusses experimental design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity (LATOR) mission. Expand
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