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Optical Engineering

Site Survey Instrumentation For The National New Technology Telescope (NNTT)
Author(s): F. F. Forbes; D. A. Morse; G. A. Poczulp
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Paper Abstract

The characterization of atmospheric turbulence at and above the two candidate sites for the 15 m National New Technology Telescope (NNTT) has required the development of specialized measurement techniques. The equipment used to measure astronomical seeing, microthermals, water vapor, and temperature is discussed, along with sample data and calibration results. By use of instruments with overlapping altitude coverage, it has been possible to "bookkeep" qualitatively all of the sources of innate degradation, especially near the ground.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1988
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 27(10) 271045 doi: 10.1117/12.7976774
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 27, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
F. F. Forbes, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
D. A. Morse, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
G. A. Poczulp, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)


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