Rubin Seeing Monitor

 Automatic Seeing Monitor mounted on the top of Cerro Pachón, near the Vera Rubin Auxiliary Telescope.

Rubin Seeing Monitor

Name(s)

Rubin Seeing Monitor

Status

Operational

Broad Science Goals

Automatic Seeing Monitor based on the DIMM concept. The goal is to provide atmospheric seeing for users of Vera C. Rubin Observatory.

Site

Cerro Pachón, Chile

Location Coordinates

30º 14’ 41.27” S
70º 44’ 51.80" W

Altitude

2612 meters (8570 feet)

Enclosure

Clamshell, 7-foot (2.1-meter) diameter Astro Haven dome

Type

Optical 

Optical Design

Ritchey–Chrétien telescope

Field of View

 

Diameter: Primary M1

0.3 meters

Material: Primary M1

 

Mount

Equatorial Mount, Astelco NTM 500

First Light Date

 

Adaptive Optics

No

Images taken with the Rubin Seeing Monitor

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Images of the Rubin Seeing Monitor

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Videos of the Rubin Seeing Monitor

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Press Releases with the Rubin Seeing Monitor

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