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The AASTINO: Automated Astrophysical Site Testing INvincible Observatory

Lawrence, J. S. et al., 2003, Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana Supplementi, 2, 217 | View on ADS (2003MSAIS...2..217L)

Abstract

The AASTINO is a remote observatory that has been deployed at the Italian/French base Dome C (75 S, 123 E, 3200 m) on the Antarctic plateau in January 2003. It is designed to run throughout the Antarctic winter without intervention. An extensive site testing program at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole station has shown that the atmosphere above the Antarctic plateau offers major benefits for performing astronomical observations in the infrared and submillimetre. The purpose of the AASTINO is to extend these site testing studies to Dome C, where it is believed even better conditions will be found. Data are available in real time (www.phys.unsw.edu.au/ ~ mcba/aastino).

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