SLODAR Instrument at Paranal

This small telescope feeds an instrument that monitors the vertical profile of the atmospheric turbulence, using the so-called “Slope Detection and Ranging (SLODAR)” technique. The instrument, developed by Durham University and ESO, was installed at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in March 2011 for a statistical characterisation of the site, and is seen here during its commissioning process.

Credit:

T. Butterley/ESO

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Id:slodar-butterley-2
Type:Photographic
Release date:19 July 2011, 10:06
Size:2304 x 3456 px

About the Object

Name:Paranal, SLODAR
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
• X - Paranal

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