Letter to the Editor
Antarctic site testing: First daytime seeing monitoring at Dome C
Laboratoire Universitaire d'Astrophysique de Nice, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice Cedex 2, France
Corresponding author: E. Aristidi, email@example.com
Accepted: 4 June 2003
The first astronomical seeing monitoring has been made with a DIMM instrument at the Antarctic plateau site of Dome C in December, 2002 on the bright star Canopus (α Eri) during the daytime. In these far from optimal conditions, a median seeing value of 1.20 arcsec as been obtained, with extended periods better than 1 arcsec and 12 percent of the time better than 0.75 arcsec.
Key words: site testing
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