AAS 197, January 2001
Session 115. At the Observatory: UV and Sky Conditions
Display, Thursday, January 11, 2001, 9:30-4:00pm, Exhibit Hall

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[115.09] Determining Sky Extinction with CONCAM Sky Monitor Data

J. B. Rafert, R. J. Nemiroff, D. Perez-Ramirez, W. E. Pereira, C. Ftaclas (Michigan Tech)

Data from the CONtinuous CAMera (CONCAM, http://concam.net) sky monitors can be used to measure all-sky extinction at remote observing sites. Milestones that must be crossed to obtain such full-sky extinction maps are discussed, including software and hardware for the KPNO and pending Pierre Auger CONCAMs. The scientific usefulness of such extinction data is discussed. A preliminary extinction map of the sky above Kitt Peak National Observatory on one night as determined from CONCAM data is presented and discussed.

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