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Site selection for an astronomical observatory on Madeira
Author(s): Josef Gochermann; Theodor Schmidt-Kaler
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Paper Abstract

Possible sites for an astronomical observatory have been explored. Maritime stable air is expected to reach Pico de Paul (1640 m) almost perfectly unaltered, 4 km windward from the sea, providing there is extremely good seeing. About 62% of the nights in summer and 41% of the nights in winter are expected to be clear. Seeing measurements have been started.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, (21 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.269098
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Josef Gochermann, Ruhr Univ. (Germany)
Theodor Schmidt-Kaler, Ruhr Univ. and Optikzentrum NRW (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2871:
Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow
Arne L. Ardeberg, Editor(s)

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