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7 July 2004 An automatically controlled SCIDAR instrument for Roque de los Muchachos Observatory
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Proceedings Volume 5382, Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.566373
Event: Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes, 2003, Backaskog, Sweden
Abstract
SCIDAR has proved to be the most efficient technique to obtain the optical vertical structure of the atmospheric turbulence measured from ground level. However, the common procedure of obtaining the data, as well as its 'a posteriori' treatment, requires a huge number of highly qualified human resources. A systematic monitoring program becomes really onerous. Consequently, the development of a full automatically controlled SCIDAR device seems to be evidently justified. We have recently developed a SCIDAR instrument providing high performances in automatic control and data reduction, presently in test pahse. It has been designed for the Jacobus Kapstein Telescope at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, with the goal of monitoring the vertical turbulence with a high temporal coverage. This device is not only restricted to the JKT but can also be used for other telescopes.
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Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida, Jose Miguel Delgado, Begona M. Garcia-Lorenzo, Claudia Karin Hoegemann, Marcos Reyes, Manuel Verde, and Jean Vernin "An automatically controlled SCIDAR instrument for Roque de los Muchachos Observatory", Proc. SPIE 5382, Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes, (7 July 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.566373
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