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ID: 358846.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
Modeling results and implications for astronomy at Dome C
Authors:Swain, M.
Publisher:EDP Sciences
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2007
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:Modeling of astronomically important atmospheric parameters, and the impact these parameters have on instrument performance, is a powerful tool for assessing the astronomical potential of Antarctic sites. This paper summarizes some of the significant findings from a combination of regional climate modeling and adaptive optics simulations. Together with estimates of the sky background, this work strongly implies that the unique astronomical potential of Dome C - work that can be done at no other location - is high angular resolution science. In particular, the simulations show that diffraction limited resolution in the optical is possible with a modest AO system deployed on a telescope mounted above the Antarctic boundary layer. This potential strongly differentiates Dome C from other sites and suggests a tower-mounted, AO equipped, ~2.5 m class telescope, located at Dome C, could be the premier visible imaging observatory in the post-HST era.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Proceedings
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:ISBN:2-7598-0017-9 [ID No:1]
URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007EAS....25...43S [ID No:2]
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