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Profiling the surface layer of optical turbulence with SLODAR

Osborn, J.; Wilson, R.W.; Butterley, T.; Shepherd, H.; Sarazin, M.

Authors

T. Butterley

H. Shepherd

M. Sarazin



Abstract

A prototype of a new SLope Detection And Ranging (SLODAR) instrument for atmospheric optical turbulence profiling has been developed by the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation at Durham University. The instrument targets double stars with wide separations of several arcminutes, to achieve profiling of the surface layer of optical turbulence with very high resolution in altitude (10 m or less). We describe the instrument and the results of preliminary observations at the ESO Cerro Paranal observatory.

Citation

Osborn, J., Wilson, R., Butterley, T., Shepherd, H., & Sarazin, M. (2010). Profiling the surface layer of optical turbulence with SLODAR. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 406(2), 1405-1408. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.16795.x

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 2, 2010
Online Publication Date Jul 19, 2010
Publication Date 2010-08
Deposit Date Jan 27, 2012
Journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Print ISSN 0035-8711
Electronic ISSN 1365-2966
Publisher Royal Astronomical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 406
Issue 2
Pages 1405-1408
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.16795.x