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(Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy)
(optical interferometer)

CHARA, for Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy, is a an Optical Interferometer located at Mount Wilson, California.

It is an array of six 1m Telescopes, completed in 2003. It uses Aperture Synthesis with a maximum baseline of 330m, for an Angular Resolution up to 200 micro-arcseconds, equivalent to that of a (theoretical) single Reflector Telescope of that diameter.

(telescope,interferometer,visible light,California,array,optical interferometer)

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Optical Interferometer