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LSST all-sky IR camera cloud monitoring test results
Author(s): Jacques Sebag; John Andrew; Dimitri Klebe; Ronald D. Blatherwick
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Paper Abstract

The LSST project has updated the all-sky IR camera that was installed on Cerro Pachón in Chile to continue its investigations in cloud monitoring and quantifying photometric conditions. The objective is to provide the survey scheduler with real-time measured conditions of the sky/clouds, including high cirrus to better optimize the observing strategy. This paper describes the changes done to improve the detection performance of the first generation system and presents comparison results of visible and IR images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7733, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III, 773348 (6 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856337
Show Author Affiliations
Jacques Sebag, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
John Andrew, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Dimitri Klebe, Denver Museum of Nature & Science (United States)
Ronald D. Blatherwick, Univ. of Denver (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7733:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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