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Status of the Thirty Meter Telescope site selection program
Author(s): Matthias Schöck; Sebastian Els; Reed Riddle; Warren Skidmore; Tony Travouillon; Robert Blum; Edison Bustos; Paul Gillett; Brooke Gregory; Jerry Nelson; Angel Otarola; Juan Seguel; Joselino Vasquez; Konstantinos Vogiatzis; David Walker; Lianqi Wang
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Paper Abstract

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project has been collecting data on five candidate sites since 2003. This paper describes the site testing portion of the TMT site selection program and the process and standards employed by it. This includes descriptions of the candidate sites, the process by which they were identified, the site characterization instrument suite and its calibration and the available results, which will be published shortly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70121X (10 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789704
Show Author Affiliations
Matthias Schöck, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
Sebastian Els, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
Reed Riddle, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
Warren Skidmore, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
Tony Travouillon, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
Robert Blum, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Edison Bustos, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
Paul Gillett, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
Brooke Gregory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
Jerry Nelson, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Angel Otarola, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
Juan Seguel, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
Joselino Vasquez, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
Konstantinos Vogiatzis, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
David Walker, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
Lianqi Wang, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7012:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi, Editor(s)

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