Mass seeing measurements from Dome C

M. C B Ashley, J. S. Lawrence, J. W V Storey, A. Tokovinin

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The astronomical seeing from the Antarctic high plateau site Dome C has been a matter of speculation for over a decade. During 2004 we made the first wintertime measurements of the seeing using a Multi Aperture Scintillation Sensor (MASS), a device that is well-suited for automated unattended operation. The mean seeing was found to be 0.27 arcsec, and the seeing is better than 0.15 arcsec for 25% of the time. These extraordinarily low levels of turbulence make Dome C a superb site for future optical and infrared telescopes.

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

Publication series

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


OtherDome C Astronomy and Astrophysics Meeting


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