Optimisation of low-cost astronomical site testing techniques

Rafiei, Ramin (2006) Optimisation of low-cost astronomical site testing techniques. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

“Seeing” is the term used in astronomy to quantify the steadiness of the atmosphere. Seeing affects the performance of large optical telescopes by determining the obtainable spatial resolution of the image. It is therefore of great significance in selecting optimum sites for astronomical observatories. A low cost technique for the measurement of seeing has been developed and optimised to help USQ astronomers select optimum sites for the installation of telescopes of aperture 0.5 to 1.0m. This is needed for a NASA funded collaboration with the University of Louisville, Northern Kentucky University, and the Cosmos Centre in Western Queensland.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:02
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: astronomy; antoniadi; IRIS; Levenberg-Marquardt (LM) technique; telescope; MATLAB; weather
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020102 Astronomical and Space Instrumentation
12 Built Environment and Design > 1204 Engineering Design > 120403 Engineering Design Methods
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2317

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