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An automatically controlled SCIDAR instrument for Roque de los Muchachos Observatory
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Paper Abstract

SCIDAR has proved to be the most efficient technique to obtain the optical vertical structure of the atmospheric turbulence measured from ground level. However, the common procedure of obtaining the data, as well as its 'a posteriori' treatment, requires a huge number of highly qualified human resources. A systematic monitoring program becomes really onerous. Consequently, the development of a full automatically controlled SCIDAR device seems to be evidently justified. We have recently developed a SCIDAR instrument providing high performances in automatic control and data reduction, presently in test pahse. It has been designed for the Jacobus Kapstein Telescope at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, with the goal of monitoring the vertical turbulence with a high temporal coverage. This device is not only restricted to the JKT but can also be used for other telescopes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5382, Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes, (7 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.566373
Show Author Affiliations
Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jose Miguel Delgado, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Begona M. Garcia-Lorenzo, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Claudia Karin Hoegemann, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Marcos Reyes, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Manuel Verde, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jean Vernin, Lab. Universitaire d'Astrophysique de Nice (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5382:
Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes

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