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Characteristics of Mauna Kea relating to the Japan National Large Telescope

Abstract

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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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

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Keywords

  • Atmosphere
  • Japan
  • Boundary Layer
  • Image Quality
  • Quality Study