20 September 1989 Near-Ground Atmospheric Turbulence Effects
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Abstract
The characterization of seeing degradation induced by near-ground microturbulence is useful not only for selecting the optimum astronomical observatory site, but also for determining the suitable height above the ground for telescope installation. The near-ground contribution to seeing can be established by measurements of stellar image motion, and microthermal activity as a function of altitude. These techniques are applied to several superior sites known to have seeing < 1 arcsecond.
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Fred F. Forbes, Fred F. Forbes, "Near-Ground Atmospheric Turbulence Effects", Proc. SPIE 1114, Active Telescope Systems, (20 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960807; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960807
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