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ATST: Advanced Technology Solar Telescope Site Survey


The ATST site survey goal was to locate a site that would maximize the scientific productivity of the telescope. The general daytime characteristics of such a site are frequently clear skies, excellent seeing, low humidity, few aircraft contrails, and low dust levels. The ATST project developed instrumentation to measure the relevant atmospheric characteristics, and placed a set of instruments at six candidate sites.

In December 2004, Haleakal?, Hawai'i was recommended as the best site for ATST.

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Temporal coverage

Begin Date 2004-06-30 00:00:00
End Date 2004-08-08 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 34.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 20.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -157.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -116.00