DIMM1 Seeing Monitor

The DIMM1 Seeing Monitor is an automatic seeing monitor mounted on top of Cerro Tololo InterAmerican Observatory since 2008. It was originally named CELT and was part of the robotic site testing stations for the site characterization of TMT project in Northern Chile from 2003 to 2008.

DIMM1 Seeing Monitor

Name(s)

DIMM1 Seeing Monitor

Status

Not Operational

Broad Science Goals

Automatic seeing monitor based on the MASS/DIMM concept, to provide atmospheric seeing information for users of Cerro Tololo Telescopes.

Site

Cerro Tololo, Chile

Location Coordinates

30º 10’ 04.33"S

70º 48’ 19.36"W

Altitude

2207 meters (7240 feet)

Enclosure

Canvas dome made by Halfmann Teleskoptechnik

Type

Optical 

Optical Design

Cassegrain 

Field of View

 

Diameter: Primary M1

0.3 meters

Material: Primary M1

 

Mount

Alt-azimuth Mount Halfmann Teleskoptechnik

First Light Date

2003

Adaptive Optics

No

Images taken with the DIMM1 Seeing Monitor

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Images of the DIMM1 Seeing Monitor

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Videos of the DIMM1 Seeing Monitor

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Press Releases with the DIMM1 Seeing Monitor

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