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The new TNG-DIMM: calibrations and first data analysis
Author(s): Emilio Molinari; A. G. de Gurtubai; A. della Valle; S. Ortolani; J. San Juan; A. F. Martinez Fiorenzano; V. Zitelli
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Paper Abstract

Since 2011 a new differential image motion monitor (DIMM) works at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory close to Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG). The purpose of this instrument is to provide useful information about the optical turbulence for the astronomical observations at TNG. We present the instrument and the first statistical results including a relationship between the principal components analysis of local-ground atmospheric parameters and seeing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 844462 (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925900
Show Author Affiliations
Emilio Molinari, Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (Spain)
A. G. de Gurtubai, Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (Spain)
A. della Valle, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
S. Ortolani, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
J. San Juan, Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (Spain)
A. F. Martinez Fiorenzano, Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (Spain)
V. Zitelli, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8444:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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