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1 July 1990 Intercomparison of American and Soviet stellar image motion monitors
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Astronomical observatory site testing programs in the USA and USSR have used a variety of stellar image motion monitors in the selection of the best sites for the construction of large (6 to 10 meter) telescopes. While there appears to be a reasonable agreement between microthermal and sodar results for the better sites in both countries, there remain unexplained inconsistencies in measured seeing, especially at Mauna Kea, Hawaii and Mount Sanglok. The photoelectric seeing monitor built by Scheglov (1984) of the Moscow Sternberg Institute, and the National Optical Astronomy Observatories site-survey intensified CID seeing monitor have been mounted on the same telescope. Simultaneous image motion data recorded are
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Fred F. Forbes and Alexander S. Kutyrev "Intercomparison of American and Soviet stellar image motion monitors", Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990);


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