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23 June 2006 Site testing for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope
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The Advanced Solar Technology Telescope (ATST) is a 4-m solar telescope being designed for high spatial, spectral and temporal resolution, as well as IR and low-scattered light observations. The overall limit of performance of the telescope is strongly influenced by the qualities of the site at which it is located. Six sites were tested with a seeing monitor and a sky brightness instrument for 1.5 to 2 years. The sites were Big Bear (California), Haleakala (Hawaii), La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain), Panguitch Lake (Utah), Sacramento Peak (New Mexico), and San Pedro Martir (Baja California, Mexico). In this paper we will describe the methods and results of the site survey, which chose Haleakala as the location of the ATST.
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F. Hill, J. Beckers, P. Brandt, J. Briggs, T. Brown, W. Brown, M. Collados, C. Denker, S. Fletcher, S. Hegwer, T. Horst, M. Komsa, J. Kuhn, A. Lecinski, H. Lin, S. Oncley, M. Penn, R. Radick, T. Rimmele, H. Socas-Navarro, and K. Streander "Site testing for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope", Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 62671T (23 June 2006);


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