In 2000 April a CONtinuous CAMera (CONCAM) was deployed on the roof of NASA's RMT building at Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO). This CONCAM monitors the entire visible night sky above the horizon and sends back near live images that are immediately displayed at http://concam.net. Data is archived in both FITS and GIF formats. Stars as faint as visual magnitude 6 are visible near the image center. These images serve not only as a nearly continuous record of the night sky but as a cloud and air transparency monitor. Details of the CONCAM instrumentation are discussed.
American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts
- Pub Date:
- December 2000