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Two campaigns to compare three turbulence profiling techniques at Las Campanas Observatory

Thomas-Osip, Joanna; Bustos, Edison; Goodwin, Michael; Jenkins, Charles; Lambert, Andrew John; Prieto, Gabriel; Tokovinin, Andrei


In preparation to characterize the Giant Magellan Telescope site and guide the development of its adaptive optics system, two campaigns to systematically compare the turbulence profiles obtained independently with three different instruments were conducted at Las Campanas Observatory in September, 2007 and January 2008. Slope detection and ranging (SLODAR) was used on the 2.5-m duPont telescope. SLODAR measures the C2n profile as a function of altitude through observations of double stars. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: International Society for Optical Engineering Proceedings Series
DOI: 10.1117/12.789957


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