PI: Gerard van Belle, Lowell Observatory, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Title: A Direct Imaging Study of Rapid Rotators with the CHARA Array
Abstract: We propose to directly image 7 rapidly rotating A- to F-type stars with the MIRC instrument on the CHARA Array, providing a full parametrization of the stellar surfaces, including gravity darkening (beta). The value of (beta) will be examined versus stellar properties, such as pole-to-equator surface temperature profiles and spectral type, to characterize the stellar atmospheres as they transition from radiative to convective energy transport.
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