Using all sky cameras to determine cloud statistics for the thirty meter telescope candidate sites

Warren Skidmore, Matthias Schöck, Eugene Magnier, David Walker, Dan Feldman, Reed Riddle, Sebastian Els, Tony Travouillon, Edison Bustos, Juan Seguel, Joselino Vasquez, Robert Blum, Paul Gillett, Brooke Gregory

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

Abstract

All Sky Cameras were deployed at all Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) candidate sites. The images gathered by these cameras were used to assess the cloud statistics for each site. We describe two methods that were developed to do this, a manual method based on inspection of blue and red movies, and an automated method based on photometric analysis of the images.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-based and Airborne Telescopes II
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventGround-based and Airborne Telescopes II - Marseille, France
Duration: 23 Jun 200828 Jun 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7012
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceGround-based and Airborne Telescopes II
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityMarseille
Period23/06/0828/06/08

Keywords

  • All sky camera
  • Clear sky
  • Cloud statistics
  • Thirty meter telescope
  • site

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Using all sky cameras to determine cloud statistics for the thirty meter telescope candidate sites'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this