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Planning The National New Technology Telescope (NNTT): VI. Site Survey Instrumentation
Author(s): F. F. Forbes; D. A. Morse; G. Poczulp
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Paper Abstract

The characterization of atmospheric turbulence at and above the two candidate sites for the NNTT 15-meter telescope has resulted in the development of specialized techniques. The equipment used to measure astronomical seeing, microthermals, water vapor and temperature is discussed along with sample data and calibration results. By using instruments whose altitude coverages overlap, it has been possible to "bookkeep" quantitatively all of the sources of image degradation, especially near the ground.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0628, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III, (20 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963518
Show Author Affiliations
F. F. Forbes, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
D. A. Morse, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
G. Poczulp, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0628:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III
Lawrence D. Barr, Editor(s)

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