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Temperature and humidity environmental conditions in the VLTI
Author(s): Florence Puech; Samuel Lévêque; Marc Sarazin; Richard J. Mathar
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Paper Abstract

Knowledge of the environmental conditions in the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) is fundamental for assessing the performance of the scientific instruments and sub-systems of the VLTI, as well as for the calibration of measurement biases (e.g. in astrometry). Therefore, four temperature and humidity sensors were installed in the VLTI delay line tunnel and in the VLTI laboratory in September 2004. First results from the analysis of the long-term (18 months) humidity and temperature data measured by this network will be presented, along with a comparison of the temperatures monitored by the VLTI temperature sensors network and correlations with the external data of the Paranal weather station.

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Date Published: 28 June 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6268, Advances in Stellar Interferometry, 626840 (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671453
Show Author Affiliations
Florence Puech, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Samuel Lévêque, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Marc Sarazin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Richard J. Mathar, Leiden Observatory, Univ. of Leiden (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6268:
Advances in Stellar Interferometry
John D. Monnier; Markus Schöller; William C. Danchi, Editor(s)

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