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Title: Himalayan sites for astronomical observatories
Authors: Prabhu, T. P
Keywords: Himalayan Sites;Astronomical Observatories
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Citation: Tadayuki Kodama, Toru Yamada, and Kentaro Aoki., eds., Panoramic Views of Galaxy Formation and Evolution ASP Conference Series, Vol. 399, proceedings of the conference held 11 - 16 December, 2007, at Shonan Village Center, Hayama, Japan. pp. 485 - 486
Series/Report no.: Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series; Vol. 399
Abstract: The Tibetan plateau to the north of Himalayas is a high-altitude, dry, cold region with low atmospheric aerosols. The highest part of the plateau lies in Changthang Ladakh and Tibet, and has enormous potential for future astronomical facilities. Indian Institute of Astrophysics has established the Indian Astronomical Observatory, Hanle (4500 m amsl) in Changthang Ladakh. Details of some sites and their characteristics, current as well as planned facilities, and areas of ongoing astronomical research are presented in the poster.
Description: Restricted Access
ISBN: 978-1-58381-668-4
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