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ID: 358558.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
Telescope and instrument robotization at Dome C
Authors:Strassmeier, K. G.; Agabi, K.; Agnoletto, L.; Allan, A.; Andersen, M. I.; Ansorge, W.; Bortoletto, F.; Briguglio, R.; Buey, J. T.; Castellini, S.; Coudé du Foresto, V.; Damé, L.; Deeg, H. J.; Eiroa, C.; Durand, G.; Fappani, D.; Frezzotti, M.; Granzer, T.; Gröschke, A.; Kärcher, H. J.; Lenzen, R.; Mancini, A.; Montanari, C.; Mora, A.; Pierre, A.; Pirnay, O.; Roncella, F.; Schmider, F. X.; Steele, I.; Storey, J. W. V.; Tothill, N. F. H.; Travouillon, T.; Vittuari, L.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2007
Title of Journal:Astronomische Nachrichten
Volume:328
Start Page:451
End Page:474
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:This article reviews the situation for robotization of telescopes and instruments at the Antarctic station Concordia on Dome C. A brain-storming meeting was held in Tenerife in March 2007 from which this review emerged. We describe and summarize the challenges for night-time operations of various astronomical experiments at conditions ``between Earth and Space'' and conclude that robotization is likely a prerequisite for continuous astronomical data taking during the 2000-hour night at Dome C.
Free Keywords:atmospheric effects; instrumentation: miscellaneous; site testing; telescopes
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007AN....328..451S
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