Telescope and instrument robotization at Dome C

Strassmeier, K. G. et al., 2007, Astronomische Nachrichten, 328, 451 | View on ADS (2007AN....328..451S) | Access via DOI


This article reviews the situation for robotization of telescopes and instruments at the Antarctic station Concordia on Dome C. A brain-storming meeting was held in Tenerife in March 2007 from which this review emerged. We describe and summarize the challenges for night-time operations of various astronomical experiments at conditions ``between Earth and Space'' and conclude that robotization is likely a prerequisite for continuous astronomical data taking during the 2000-hour night at Dome C.

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