The TMT Halfmann telescope
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The TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope, sites group) Halfmann telescope. The 35-centimeter telescope can just be seen through the bottom of the enclosure. The black object to the left on the same tower is a portable Meade telescope with Differential Image Motion Monitor (DIMM). To the left is the tower for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) site testing, on which the TMT MASS-DIMM telescope will be deployed on remote sites. The final major component of the TMT site testing suite is this DIMM, deployed as a MASS-DIMM (Multi-Aperture Scintillation Sensor DIMM).
This is all part of a site testing campaign by the Thirty Meter Telescope sites group, as detailed in the September 2004 NOAO Newsletter (currently only available in PDF format).
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