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20 August 1986 Planning The National New Technology Telescope (NNTT): VI. Site Survey Instrumentation
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The characterization of atmospheric turbulence at and above the two candidate sites for the NNTT 15-meter telescope has resulted in the development of specialized techniques. The equipment used to measure astronomical seeing, microthermals, water vapor and temperature is discussed along with sample data and calibration results. By using instruments whose altitude coverages overlap, it has been possible to "bookkeep" quantitatively all of the sources of image degradation, especially near the ground.
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F. F. Forbes, D. A. Morse, and G. Poczulp "Planning The National New Technology Telescope (NNTT): VI. Site Survey Instrumentation", Proc. SPIE 0628, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III, (20 August 1986); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.963518
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