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Telescope site survey at the US Naval Observatory, Flagstaff Station
Author(s): Michael DiVittorio; Frederick Harris; John Subasavage; Andrew Cenko
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Paper Abstract

We present the status of site testing being done at and near the US Naval Observatory's Flagstaff Station (NOFS). Differential image motion monitors (DIMM) will be used to measure r0, the Fried seeing parameter, at each candidate site. DIMM results will be correlated with image quality as measured by the NOFS 1.55-m telescope. In addition, sky darkness measurements will be made and analysis of water column measurements made nearby by NOAA will be discussed. Site history, measurement methodology, and preliminary results will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99064V (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233248
Show Author Affiliations
Michael DiVittorio, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
Frederick Harris, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
John Subasavage, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
Andrew Cenko, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9906:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
Helen J. Hall; Roberto Gilmozzi; Heather K. Marshall, Editor(s)

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