Infrared monitoring of the sky background emission above Dome C

Epchtein, N., Busso, M. & Tosti, G., 2004, SF2A-2004: Semaine de l'Astrophysique Francaise, 153 | View on ADS (2004sf2a.conf..153E)


The near-IR sky emission properties above Dome C are still poorly known. They are currently estimated using numerical models or extrapolations of the South Pole data. We present a simple device that would start a monitoring of the sky background in the K-short and K-dark bands, in Summer 2004-5. These data will be essential for the definition of the specifications of future wide field telescopes and interferometers at CONCORDIA.

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