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Progress report on the construction of the Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer at the Lowell Observatory
Author(s): Nathaniel M. White; Robert L. Millis; Otto G. Franz; J. Michael Loven; Donald J. Hutter; Kenneth J. Johnston; J. Thomas Armstrong; David Mozurkewich
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Paper Abstract

The Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer (NPOI) at the Lowell Observatory near Flagstaff, Arizona is a tri-baseline stellar interferometer with specific design characteristics for astrometry and imaging. All major construction has been completed. Installation of scientific instrumentation began in July 1993 with first light expected during the Spring 1994. Here we present a description of the location, physical plan, and construction of the interferometer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2200, Amplitude and Intensity Spatial Interferometry II, (9 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177245
Show Author Affiliations
Nathaniel M. White, Lowell Observatory (United States)
Robert L. Millis, Lowell Observatory (United States)
Otto G. Franz, Lowell Observatory (United States)
J. Michael Loven, Lowell Observatory (United States)
Donald J. Hutter, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
Kenneth J. Johnston, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
J. Thomas Armstrong, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
David Mozurkewich, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2200:
Amplitude and Intensity Spatial Interferometry II
James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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