Optical interferometry in astronomy

  title={Optical interferometry in astronomy},
  author={J. Monnier},
  journal={Reports on Progress in Physics},
  • J. Monnier
  • Published 2003
  • Physics
  • Reports on Progress in Physics
  • Here I review the current state of the field of optical stellar interferometry, concentrating on ground-based work although a brief report of space interferometry missions is included. We pause both to reflect on decades of immense progress in the field as well as to prepare for a new generation of large interferometers just now being commissioned (most notably, the CHARA, Keck and VLT Interferometers). First, this review summarizes the basic principles behind stellar interferometry needed by… CONTINUE READING
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