AAS 195th Meeting, January 2000
Session 87. Ground-Based Observatories and Techniques
Display, Friday, January 14, 2000, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

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[87.13] The Super Huge Interferometric Telescope: A New Paradigm In Optical Interferometry

G. Rudnick, J.J. Charfman, J. Bailin, C. Drouet d'Aubigny, C. Gottbrath, C. Groppi, M.A. Kenworthy, C. Kulesa, A. Leistra, E.E. Mamajek, C.A. Meakin, J.A. Monkiewicz, B. P. Oppenheimer, P.A. Young (Steward Obs), K. Knierman (Penn State)

Our proposed Super Huge Interferometric Telescope uses affordable off-the-shelf components and low-cost turnkey adaptive optics with laser pointers for guide stars. This array of 5800 Astroscan{}\mathrm{TM} telescopes (whose colour is ideal for infrared observations) offers a new paradigm in interferometry.

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