Optimisation of low-cost astronomical site testing techniques

Rafiei, Ramin (2006) Optimisation of low-cost astronomical site testing techniques. [USQ Project]


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“Seeing” is the term used in astronomy to quantify the steadiness of the atmosphere. Seeing
affects the performance of large optical telescopes by determining the obtainable spatial
resolution of the image. It is therefore of great significance in selecting optimum sites for
astronomical observatories. A low cost technique for the measurement of seeing has been developed
and optimised to help USQ astronomers select optimum sites for the installation of
telescopes of aperture 0.5 to 1.0m. This is needed for a NASA funded collaboration with the
University of Louisville, Northern Kentucky University, and the Cosmos Centre in Western

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:02
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: astronomy; antoniadi; IRIS; Levenberg-Marquardt (LM) technique; telescope; MATLAB; weather
Fields of Research (2008): 02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020102 Astronomical and Space Instrumentation
12 Built Environment and Design > 1204 Engineering Design > 120403 Engineering Design Methods
Fields of Research (2020): 51 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 5199 Other physical sciences > 519999 Other physical sciences not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4010 Engineering practice and education > 401001 Engineering design
URI: https://sear.unisq.edu.au/id/eprint/2317

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