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Site conditions for astronomy at the South Pole
Author(s): John W. V. Storey; Michael C. B. Ashley; Michael G. Burton; M. Andre Phillips
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the site conditions for astronomy at the South Pole and over the Antarctic plateau. We find that these conditions are the most favorable on Earth for sensitive observations at thermal IR and sub-millimeter wavelengths. We further discuss plans to develop IR facilities to exploit this potential.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3354, Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation, (21 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317241
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John W. V. Storey, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Michael C. B. Ashley, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Michael G. Burton, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
M. Andre Phillips, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3354:
Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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