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Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 95–102 | Cite as

Application of INSAT satellite cloud-imagery data for site evaluation work of proposed GRACE observatory

  • R. K. Kaul
  • C. L. Bhat
  • M. L. Sapru
  • M. K. Kaul
Article

Abstract

The weather-imageries from the INSAT group of satellites provide reliable and concurrent multistation cloud-cover data — an important input for a proper selection of an observatory site for optical, infra-red and γ-ray astronomy work. Using these data, it is shown that Gurushikar, Mt. Abu, promises to be an excellent site for setting up the proposed GRACE facility for high-sensitivity Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Cerenkov Experiments.

Key words

INSAT-satellites cloud-imageries observatory site-selection groundbased gray astronomy 

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. Kaul
    • 1
  • C. L. Bhat
    • 1
  • M. L. Sapru
    • 1
  • M. K. Kaul
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Research Laboratory, TrombayBhabha Atomic Research CentreBombay

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