20 August 1986 Planning The National New Technology Telescope (NNTT): VII. Site Evaluation Project Observation And Analysis Procedures
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Proceedings Volume 0628, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III; (1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963519
Event: 1986 Astronomy Conferences, 1986, Tucson, United States
Abstract
As part of the NOAO National New Technology Telescope Site Evaluation Project, on-site measurements of thermal infrared sky irradiance, atmospheric turbulence, optical image quality, and meteorological conditions were begun in 1984 on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and Mt. Graham, Arizona. These synoptic measurements will be used to assess the comparative astronomical performance levels of these sites and will provide the basis for a site recommendation matched to the specific requirements of the 15-meter NNTT. This overview describes the observation and analysis procedures employed for this site intercomparison.
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K. M. Merrill, G. Favot, F. Forbes, D. Morse, G. Poczulp, "Planning The National New Technology Telescope (NNTT): VII. Site Evaluation Project Observation And Analysis Procedures", Proc. SPIE 0628, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III, (20 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963519; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.963519
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Image quality

Thermography

Infrared radiation

Telescopes

Astronomy

Calibration

Atmospheric optics

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