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First characterization of Jbel Aklim in Moroccan Anti-Atlas as a potential site for the E-ELT
Author(s): A. Benhida; Z. Benkhaldoun; M. Sabil; Y. Hach; M. Lazrek; A. Habib
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Paper Abstract

In the framework of the E-ELT project a prospecting campaign was launched by the ESO to select the site that will host the next generation of optical telescopes of 42 m diameter. Moroccan Anti-Atlas (Jbel Aklim) was selected as well as other sites (ORM, Ventarrones and Macon) to be a possible potential location that will house the E-ELT. In this paper we first present the reasons for the choice of Jbel Aklim as a E-ELT candidate through various exploration campaigns that we have achieved. The second part concerns description of instruments used. Finally we will present the preliminary results of the meteorological and MASS-DIMM measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7733, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III, 77331O (5 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856578
Show Author Affiliations
A. Benhida, Univ. Cadi Ayyad (Morocco)
Z. Benkhaldoun, Univ. Cadi Ayyad (Morocco)
M. Sabil, Univ. Cadi Ayyad (Morocco)
Y. Hach, Univ. Cadi Ayyad (Morocco)
M. Lazrek, Univ. Cadi Ayyad (Morocco)
A. Habib, Univ. Cadi Ayyad (Morocco)
École Normale Supérieure (Morocco)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7733:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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