Resolving Vega and the inclination controversy with CHARA/MIRC

@article{Monnier2012ResolvingVA,
  title={Resolving Vega and the inclination controversy with CHARA/MIRC},
  author={John D. Monnier and Xiao Che and Ming Zhao and Sylvia Ekstrom and Vicente Maestro and Jason Paul Aufdenberg and F. Baron and Cyril Georgy and Stefan Kraus and Harold A. Mcalister and Ettore Pedretti and Stephen T. Ridgway and Judit Sturmann and Laszlo Sturmann and Theo A. ten Brummelaar and Nathalie D. Thureau and Nils H. Turner and P. J. Goldfinger . University of Michigan and Penn State and Geneva Observatory and University of Western Sydney and Embry-Riddle and Lyon and Char{\'a} and Scottish Association for Marine Science and Noao and University of St. Andrews},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={761}
}
Optical and infrared interferometers definitively established that the photometric standard Vega (={alpha} Lyrae) is a rapidly rotating star viewed nearly pole-on. Recent independent spectroscopic analyses could not reconcile the inferred inclination angle with the observed line profiles, preferring a larger inclination. In order to resolve this controversy, we observed Vega using the six-beam Michigan Infrared Combiner on the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy Array. With our greater… Expand

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