Telescope and instrument robotization at Dome C

K.G. Strassmeier, K. Agabi, L. Agnoletto, A. Allan, M.I. Andersen, W. Ansorge, F. Bortoletto, R. Briguglio, J.-T. Buey, S. Castellini, V. Coudé Du Foresto, L. Damé, H.J. Deeg, C. Eiroa, G. Durand, D. Fappani, M. Frezzotti, T. Granzer, A. Gröschke, H.J. KärcherR. Lenzen, A. Mancini, C. Montanari, A. Mora, A. Pierre, O. Pirnay, F. Roncella, F.-X. Schmider, I. Steele, J.W.V. Storey, N.F.H. Tothill, T. Travouillon, L. Vittuari, M. Weber

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This article reviews the situation for robotization of telescopes and instruments at the Antarctic station Concordia on Dome C. A brain-storming meeting was held in Tenerife in March 2007 from which this review emerged. We describe and summarize the challenges for night-time operations of various astronomical experiments at conditions "between Earth and Space" and conclude that robotization is likely a prerequisite for continuous astronomical data taking during the 2000-hour night at Dome C. © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451 - 474
Number of pages24
JournalAstronomische Nachrichten
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Strassmeier, K. G., Agabi, K., Agnoletto, L., Allan, A., Andersen, M. I., Ansorge, W., ... Weber, M. (2007). Telescope and instrument robotization at Dome C. Astronomische Nachrichten, 328(6), 451 - 474.