Automated site testing from Antarctica

J. W V Storey, M. C B Ashley, M. G. Burton, J. S. Lawrence

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Over the past decade we have developed a series of increasingly sophisticated robotic instruments for site testing in Antarctica. These range from exceedingly low power cloud monitors to fully autonomous 30 cm telescopes, and cover from the ultraviolet to the sub-mm. These instruments have been very successful at characterising the Antarctic sky, and have demonstrated beyond doubt the advantages Antarctic plateau sites offer over observatories at temperate locations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDome C Astronomy and Astrophysics Meeting
Place of PublicationLes Ulis, France
PublisherEAS Publications Series
Pages7-12
Number of pages6
Volume14
ISBN (Print)2868838359, 9782868838353
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventDome C Astronomy and Astrophysics Meeting - Toulouse, France
Duration: 28 Jun 200430 Jun 2004

Publication series

NameEAS Publications Series
Volume14
ISSN (Print)16334760
ISSN (Electronic)16381963

Other

OtherDome C Astronomy and Astrophysics Meeting
CountryFrance
CityToulouse
Period28/06/0430/06/04

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