CHARA Instruments

The best way to study the capability of the instruments is to look over some of the science papers from the array. A bibliography of CHARA Array science is available:

A summary of the instrumentation avaiable for the current or most recent TAC competition is available at

Steve Ridgway ( is the NOAO point of contact for proposal preparation, and he can steer you to more expert advice as needed.

If you decide to prepare a proposal, you will probably want to look at the optical interferometry planning tools supported by the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at

Last updated or reviewed August 29, 2017.