Antarctic site testing: First daytime seeing monitoring at Dome C

Aristidi, E. et al., 2003, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 406, L19 | View on ADS (2003A&A...406L..19A) | Access via DOI


The first astronomical seeing monitoring has been made with a DIMM instrument at the Antarctic plateau site of Dome C in December, 2002 on the bright star Canopus (alpha Eri) during the daytime. In these far from optimal conditions, a median seeing value of 1.20 arcsec as been obtained, with extended periods better than 1 arcsec and 12 percent of the time better than 0.75 arcsec.

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