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Using All Sky Cameras to determine cloud statistics for the Thirty Meter Telescope candidate sites
Author(s): Warren Skidmore; Matthias Schöck; Eugene Magnier; David Walker; Dan Feldman; Reed Riddle; Sebastian Els; Tony Travouillon; Edison Bustos; Juan Seguel; Joselino Vasquez; Robert Blum; Paul Gillett; Brooke Gregory
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Paper Abstract

All Sky Cameras were deployed at all Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) candidate sites. The images gathered by these cameras were used to assess the cloud statistics for each site. We describe two methods that were developed to do this, a manual method based on inspection of blue and red movies, and an automated method based on photometric analysis of the images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 701224 (10 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788141
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Warren Skidmore, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
Matthias Schöck, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
Eugene Magnier, Institute for Astronomy (United States)
David Walker, AURA/CTIO (Chile)
Dan Feldman, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Reed Riddle, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
Sebastian Els, AURA/CTIO (Chile)
Tony Travouillon, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
Edison Bustos, AURA/CTIO (Chile)
Juan Seguel, AURA/CTIO (Chile)
Joselino Vasquez, AURA/CTIO (Chile)
Robert Blum, NOAO (United States)
Paul Gillett, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
Brooke Gregory, AURA/CTIO (Chile)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7012:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi, Editor(s)

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