Milliarcsecond binaries detection by lunar occultations with the VLT

A. Richichi, O. Fors, E. Mason, W. P. Chen, G. Finger, J. Stegmaier, J. Núñez

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Abstract

NIR arrays have been scarcely used for millisecond photometry, a purpose for which they were not originally conceived. This allows astronomers to understand phenomena which happen on time scales or at angular scales which are simply too tiny to be handled with conventional instruments. Some recent millisecond photometric observations by lunar occultations conducted at the VLT will be illustrated. The results include some of the most precise measurements ever achieved in the field of NIR high angular resolution, such as binary and multiple stars and angular diameters at the milliarcsecond level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Workshop on Double and Multiple Stars
Subtitle of host publicationDynamics, Physics, and Instrumentation
Pages88-95
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
EventInternational Workshop on Double and Multiple Stars: Dynamics, Physics, and Instrumentation - Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Duration: 10 Dec 200911 Dec 2009

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1346
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceInternational Workshop on Double and Multiple Stars: Dynamics, Physics, and Instrumentation
Country/TerritorySpain
CitySantiago de Compostela
Period10/12/0911/12/09

Keywords

  • lunar occultations
  • Milliarcsecond binaries
  • stellar diameters

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