The Optical/Infrared Astronomical Quality of High Atacama Sites. I. Preliminary Results of Optical Seeing

@article{Giovanelli2001TheOA,
  title={The Optical/Infrared Astronomical Quality of High Atacama Sites. I. Preliminary Results of Optical Seeing},
  author={R. Giovanelli and J. Darling and M. Sarazin and Jennifer Yu and P. Harvey and C. Henderson and W. Hoffman and L. Keller and D. Barry and James Cordes and S. Eikenberry and G. Gull and J. Harrington and J. D. Smith and G. Stacey and Mark Swain Cornell University and E. Observatory and U. Texas and Austin},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  year={2001},
  volume={113},
  pages={789-802}
}
The region surrounding the Llano de Chajnantor, a high altitude plateau in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, has caught the attention of the astronomical community for its potential as an observatory site. Combining high elevation and extremely low atmospheric water content, the Llano has been chosen as the future site of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array. We have initiated a campaign to investigate the astronomical potential of the region in the optical/infrared. Here, we report on an… Expand

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