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20 August 1986 Ir Thermography And Observatory Thermal Pollution
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A 10 micron imaging camera has been used to identify subtle and not-so-subtle thermal pollution of the near telescope environment at several large telescopes, and can also be used to monitor progress in eliminating such pollution. This paper reports some highlights of data taken at the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT), the Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) 4 meter telescopes, and Canada-France-Hawaii (CFHT) 3.6 meter telescope on Mauna Kea, the McDonald Observatory 2.7 and 2.1 telescopes and the 5 meter telescope at Mt. Palomar. This portable television equipment was purchased by the MMT with funding from the National Science Foundation and can be made available with some trained technical assistance.
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J. T. Williams, J. M. Beckers, D. Salmon, and P. Kern "Ir Thermography And Observatory Thermal Pollution", Proc. SPIE 0628, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III, (20 August 1986); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.963509
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