AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 69 New Solar Instrumentation
Poster, Thursday, June 3, 2004, 9:20am-4:00pm, Ballroom

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[69.09] Latest Results from the ATST Site Survey

F. Hill (NSO), M. Collados (IAC), H. Navarro (HAO), J. Beckers (U. Chicago), P. Brandt (KIS), J. Briggs (NSO), T. Brown (HAO), C. Denker (NJIT), S. Hegwer (NSO), T. Horst (NCAR/ATD), M. Komsa (NSO), J. Kuhn, H. Lin (U. Hawaii), S. Oncley (NCAR/ATD), M. Penn, T. Rimmele (NSO), D. Soltau (KIS), K. Streander (HAO)

We present the latest results and current status of the site survey portion of the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) project. The ATST will provide high resolution solar data in the visible and IR. The site is a major factor determining the performance of the telescope. The most critical site characteristics are the statistics of daytime seeing quality and sky clarity. These conditions are being measured by a suite of instruments at three sites (Big Bear, Haleakala, La Palma). These sites were chosen from a set of six that have been tested starting in November 2001. The instrumentation includes a solar differential image motion monitor, an array of scintillometers, a miniature coronagraph, a dust monitor, and a weather station. The analysis of the data provides an estimate of the seeing as a function of height near the ground. We will present the latest results of the analysis of the survey data set.

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