22 July 2014 Challenges in operating an Arctic telescope
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We describe our seven year experience and the specific technical and environmental challenges we had to overcome while operating a telescope in the High Arctic, at the Eureka Weather Station, during the polar winter. The facility and the solutions implemented for remote control and maintenance are presented. We also summarize the observational challenges encountered in making precise and reliable star-photometric observations at sea-level.
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Liviu Ivanescu, Liviu Ivanescu, Konstantin Baibakov, Konstantin Baibakov, Norman T. O'Neill, Norman T. O'Neill, Jean-Pierre Blanchet, Jean-Pierre Blanchet, Yann Blanchard, Yann Blanchard, Auromeet Saha, Auromeet Saha, Martin Rietze, Martin Rietze, Karl-Heinz Schulz, Karl-Heinz Schulz, } "Challenges in operating an Arctic telescope", Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 914549 (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2071000; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2071000
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