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Optical Sky Brightness and Transparency during the Winter Season at Dome A Antarctica from the Gattini-All-Sky Camera

Yang, Yi; Moore, Anna; Krisciunas, Kevin; Wang, Lifan; Ashley, Michael; Fu, Jianning; Brown, Peter; Cui, Xiangqun; Lawrence, J S; Luong-Van, Daniel M; Suntzeff, N


The summit of the Antarctic plateau, Dome A, is proving to be an excellent site for optical, near-infrared, and terahertz astronomical observations. Gattini is a wide-field camera installed on the PLATO instrument module as part of the Chinese-led traverse to Dome A in 2009 January. We present here the measurements of sky brightness with the Gattini ultra-large field of view ($90^\circ \times 90^\circ $) in the photometric B-, V-, and R-bands; cloud cover statistics measured during the 2009...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomical Journal
DOI: 10.3847/1538-3881/aa73dc


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