Cloud detection system for the Mt Kent observatory

Gwynne, Aeolyn (2005) Cloud detection system for the Mt Kent observatory. [USQ Project]


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The extent of cloud cover is crucial for astronomers when making ground based optical
astronomical observations. This information is important to astronomers in determining if the sky is suitable for observing and to what extent the cloud cover may affect
their data. Normally, estimation of cloud cover is done visually by the astronomer,
however in the case of the Mt Kent Observatory this is not possible as the telescope
is designed to be operated remotely and there will not be an astronomer on site every
night of the year to make these observations.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:22
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: astronomy, cloud detection system, cloud cover, meteorology
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040107 Meteorology
02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020102 Astronomical and Space Instrumentation
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040106 Cloud Physics

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