Joselino Vasquez

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Differential image motion monitors (DIMMs) have become the industry standard for astronomical site characterization. The calibration of DIMMs is generally considered to be routine, but we show that particular care must be paid to this issue if high-accuracy measurements are to be achieved. In a side by side comparison of several DIMMs, we demonstrate that(More)
The multiaperture scintillation sensor (MASS) has become a device widely employed to measure the altitude distribution of atmospheric turbulence. An empirical study is reported that investigates the dependence of the MASS results on the knowledge of the instrumental parameters. Also, the results of a side-by-side comparison of two MASS instruments are(More)
We analyze the distribution of the interstellar matter in the environs of the Wolf-Rayet star LSS3982 (= WR85, WN6+OB?) linked to the optical ring nebula RCW118. Our study is based on neutral hydrogen 21cm-line data belonging to the Southern Galactic Plane Survey (SGPS). The analysis of the Hi data allowed the identification of a neutral hydrogen(More)
Glassy carbon has been used as the working electrode in controlled potential coulometry. The results of coulometric investigations of chromium, copper, iron, uranium and neptunium are compared with results obtained with platinum or mercury working electrodes. The accuracy of results with the glassy carbon electrode compares favourably with the results(More)
Based on a multiwavelength study, the interstellar medium around the H II region Sh2173 has been analyzed. The ionized region is clearly detected in the optical and in the radio continuum images. The analysis of the H I data shows a region of low emissivity that has an excellent morphological correlation with the radio continuum emission. The H II region is(More)
Aims. We analyze the distribution of the interstellar matter in the environs of the H  region Gum 31, excited by the open cluster NGC 3324, located in the complex Carina region, with the aim of investigating the action of the massive stars on the surrounding neutral material. Methods. We use neutral hydrogen 21cm-line data, radio continuum images at(More)
A heterodyne detection scheme is combined with a 10.59 μm CO2 laser dispersion interferometer for the first time to allow large bandwidth measurements in the 10-100 MHz range. The approach employed utilizes a 40 MHz acousto-optic cell operating on the frequency doubled CO2 beam which is obtained using a high 2nd harmonic conversion efficiency orientation(More)
As part of the conceptual and preliminary design processes of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), the TMT site testing team has spent the last five years measuring the atmospheric properties of five candidate mountains in North and South America with an unprecedented array of instrumentation. The site testing period was preceded by several years of analyses(More)
The Upper Wide Angle Viewing System (UWAVS) will be installed on five upper ports of ITER. This paper shows major requirements, gives an overview of the preliminary design with reasons for some design choices, examines self-emitted IR light from UWAVS optics and its effect on accuracy, and shows calculations of signal-to-noise ratios for the two-color(More)