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e-mail: amoore@astro.caltech.edu Title : will be set by the publisher
 

Summary: e-mail: amoore@astro.caltech.edu
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EAS Publications Series, Vol. ?, 2006
THE GATTINI CAMERAS FOR OPTICAL SKY BRIGHTNESS
MEASUREMENTS AT DOME C, ANTARCTICA
Anna Moore1, Eric Aristidi2, Michael Ashley3, Runa Briguglio4,
Maurizio Busso5, Maurizio Candidi6, Jon Everett3, Suzanne Kenyon3,
Jon Lawrence3, Brice Le Roux7, Daniel Luong-Van3, Andre Phillips3,
Roberto Ragazzoni8, Piero Salinari9, John Storey3, Melinda Taylor3,
Gino Tosti10 and Tony Travouillon1
Abstract. The Gattini cameras are two site testing instruments for
the measurement of optical sky brightness, large area cloud cover and
auroral detection of the night sky above the high altitude Dome C site
in Antarctica. The cameras have been operating since installation in
January 2006 and are currently at the end of the first Antarctic winter
season. The cameras are transit in nature and are virtually identical,
both adopting Apogee Alta CCD detectors. By taking frequent images
of the night sky we obtain long term cloud cover statistics, measure the
sky background intensity as a function of solar and lunar altitude and

  

Source: Ashley, Michael C. B. - School of Physics, University of New South Wales

 

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