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Planning The National New Technology Telescope (NNTT): VII. Site Evaluation Project Observation And Analysis Procedures
Author(s): K. M. Merrill; G. Favot; F. Forbes; D. Morse; G. Poczulp
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Paper Abstract

As part of the NOAO National New Technology Telescope Site Evaluation Project, on-site measurements of thermal infrared sky irradiance, atmospheric turbulence, optical image quality, and meteorological conditions were begun in 1984 on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and Mt. Graham, Arizona. These synoptic measurements will be used to assess the comparative astronomical performance levels of these sites and will provide the basis for a site recommendation matched to the specific requirements of the 15-meter NNTT. This overview describes the observation and analysis procedures employed for this site intercomparison.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 1986
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0628, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III, (20 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963519
Show Author Affiliations
K. M. Merrill, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
G. Favot, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
F. Forbes, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
D. 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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