The characteristics of the Mauna Kea site are reviewed. An extensive site survey by NOAO during 1984–1985 showed that the average seeing was in the 0.4–0.6″ range and thatr 0 was approximately 30 cm. An image quality study at the UH 88-inch telescope in 1987 showed the free atmosphere seeing was 0.5″ and the boundary layer contributed less than 0.25″.
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Azouit, M., Cowie, L., Erasmus, A., Lugten, J., Roddier, C., Roddier, F., Songaila, A., and Vernin, J.: 1988,A Description of Results from the November 1987 Mauna Kea Site Campaign (in prep.).
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Hall, D.N.B. Characteristics of Mauna Kea relating to the Japan National Large Telescope. Astrophys Space Sci 160, 243–248 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00642777
- Boundary Layer
- Image Quality
- Quality Study