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Astronomical site monitoring system for the Magdalena Ridge Observatory
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Paper Abstract

The astronomical site parameters for the Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) are being studied from numerous aspects including meteorological, environmental, seismic and sky quality (e.g. "seeing", cloud cover). Results to date indicate that MRO is an excellent site for astronomical observing. Seeing measurements of less that 1 arc second in the optical are routinely obtained. Seismic conditions on the mountain ridge are below levels that will cause any major problems for construction and operation of an optical interferometer. Nighttime "allsky" camera imagery indicates a large percentage of clear nights.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552145
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel A. Klinglesmith, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Magdalena Ridge Observatory (United States)
R. Alvarado, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Magdalena Ridge Observatory (United States)
Michelle J. Creech-Eakman, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Magdalena Ridge Observatory (United States)
Bridget O'Donovan, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Eugene Bohdan Seneta, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
John S. Young, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5491:
New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry
Wesley A. Traub, Editor(s)

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