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Ir Thermography And Observatory Thermal Pollution
Author(s): J. T. Williams; J. M. Beckers; D. Salmon; P. Kern
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Paper Abstract

A 10 micron imaging camera has been used to identify subtle and not-so-subtle thermal pollution of the near telescope environment at several large telescopes, and can also be used to monitor progress in eliminating such pollution. This paper reports some highlights of data taken at the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT), the Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) 4 meter telescopes, and Canada-France-Hawaii (CFHT) 3.6 meter telescope on Mauna Kea, the McDonald Observatory 2.7 and 2.1 telescopes and the 5 meter telescope at Mt. Palomar. This portable television equipment was purchased by the MMT with funding from the National Science Foundation and can be made available with some trained technical assistance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 1986
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0628, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III, (20 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963509
Show Author Affiliations
J. T. Williams, Smithsonian Institution/University of Arizona (United States)
J. M. Beckers, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
D. Salmon, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation (United States)
P. Kern, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0628:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III
Lawrence D. Barr, Editor(s)

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