EAS Publications Series
Volume 25, 20071st ARENA Conference on "Large Astronomical Infrastructures at CONCORDIA, prospects and constraints for Antarctic Optical/IR Astronomy"
|Page(s)||285 - 293|
|Published online||23 May 2007|
N. Epchtein and M. Candidi (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 25 (2007) 285-293
Optical-Infrared Interferometry and the Dome C Context
Observatoire de Paris, LESIA, UMR 8109, 92190 Meudon,
This paper is a brief introduction to optical-infrared interferometry in the context of Dome C. It presents the current status of the field to discuss how Dome C can play a role in the overall context of ground-based interferometry. Some figures of merit which are relevant to interferometry are derived and a discussion of the potential of Dome C is proposed. The site offers fantastic perspectives but some important issues need to be tackled to come up with a decision for future large facilities.
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