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Anderson Mesa, home of the NPOI

Lowell's Anderson Mesa site, home of the NPOI

The NPOI does extremely high-resolution astronomy, including precise measurements of stellar positions.

The Navy Precision Optical Interferometer

The NPOI (Navy Precision Optical Interferometer) is a facility of the United States Naval Observatory (USNO) located at Lowell's Anderson Mesa observing site. USNO personnel, collaborators from the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) use the NPOI for a variety of scientific research programs. Lowell operates the NPOI under contract from the USNO.

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Many details about the NPOI are located here, including an online guided tour of the facility.

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