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Astrophysics from Dome A

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 November 2008

N.F.H. Tothill*
Affiliation:
School of Physics, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QL, UK
C.A. Kulesa
Affiliation:
Steward Observatory, 933 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
C.K. Walker
Affiliation:
Steward Observatory, 933 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
M.C.B. Ashley
Affiliation:
School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
C. Bonner
Affiliation:
School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
X. Cui
Affiliation:
Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics Technology, China
J. Everett
Affiliation:
School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
L. Feng
Affiliation:
Purple Mountain Observatory, China
S. Hengst
Affiliation:
School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
J. Hu
Affiliation:
National Astronomical Observatory of China, China
Z. Jiang
Affiliation:
National Astronomical Observatory of China, China
J.S. Lawrence
Affiliation:
School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Y. Li
Affiliation:
Polar Research Institute of China, China
D. Luong-Van
Affiliation:
School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
A.M. Moore
Affiliation:
Caltech Optical Observatories, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
C. Pennypacker
Affiliation:
Space Sciences Laboratory, U C Berkeley, CA, USA
W. Qin
Affiliation:
Polar Research Institute of China, China
R. Riddle
Affiliation:
TMT Project, Pasadena, CA, USA
J.W.V. Storey
Affiliation:
School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Z. Shang
Affiliation:
Tianjin Normal University, China
B. Sun
Affiliation:
Polar Research Institute of China, China
T. Travouillon
Affiliation:
TMT Project, Pasadena, CA, USA
L. Wang
Affiliation:
Purple Mountain Observatory, China
Z. Xu
Affiliation:
National Astronomical Observatory of China, China
H. Yang
Affiliation:
Polar Research Institute of China, China
J. Yan
Affiliation:
Purple Mountain Observatory, China
D.G. York
Affiliation:
Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
X. Yuan
Affiliation:
Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics Technology, China
Z. Zhu
Affiliation:
Purple Mountain Observatory, China
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Abstract

Dome A, the summit of the Antarctic plateau, is expected to have even better atmospheric conditions for ground-based astronomy than Dome C. Instruments to evaluate and exploit Dome A's astronomical potential must operate within logistical constraints, which are currently very stringent. Instrumentation now at Dome A exemplifies the techniques and solutions required by this environment. Future instrumentation and infrastructure will allow the qualities of the site to be exploited much more fully.

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Research Article
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© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2008

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