The Mark III optical interferometer at Mount Wilson which at this time is operating with a 12 meter north-south baseline is capable of measuring amplitude and phase. Experience gained from this facility will allow for the development of a large optical array. Preliminary plans are described for a facility that will be capable of milliarcsecond imaging of celestial objects at wavelengths from 0.4 to 10 microns.
The Impact of VLBI on Astrophysics and Geophysics
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