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23 June 2006 A collaborative site survey for astronomical observations in west China (Tibet)
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The high plateaus in west China (Tibet) may provide good candidate sites possibly for ELT projects. According to satellite weather data, we found that a certain area in Tibet shows potentiality for good astronomical observations with less cloud coverage. We have explored through west Tibet to watch its topography in summer, 2004. We reanalyze meteorological data collected by GAME-Tibet project. We have started weather monitor in two candidate sites in west China; Oma in western area of Tibet and Karasu near the western boundary of China. Monitoring observations using modern astronomical site-testing techniques such as a DIMM and an IR cloud monitor camera will be started to catch up continuous monitoring of seeing and cloud coverage.
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T. Sasaki, M. Yoshida, Y. Yao, G. Zhao, N. Takato, K. Seiguchi, F. Uraguchi, A. Miyashita, N. Ohshima, N. Okada, A. Kawai, J. Wang, G. Yang, and S. Haginoya "A collaborative site survey for astronomical observations in west China (Tibet)", Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 62671B (23 June 2006); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670735
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