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Site survey for a large solar telescope
Author(s): Jacques Maurice Beckers; James Mason
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Paper Abstract

In 1996 we started a seeing survey of a number of existing and potential solar observing sites using solar scintillometry. This paper reports the result of the first year of that survey. It confirms earlier reports about the superior observing conditions of lake sites. I also describe the first results of atmospheric structure constant (Cn2) probing using a solar scintillometer array.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3352, Advanced Technology Optical/IR Telescopes VI, (25 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319315
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Jacques Maurice Beckers, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
James Mason, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3352:
Advanced Technology Optical/IR Telescopes VI
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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