Night sky brightness measurement at PERMATApintar observatory

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Abstract

One of the quality parameter of an astronomical site testing is sky brightness. We measure the night sky brightness over PERMATApintar Observatory to obtain the first preliminary sky brightness reading. The measurement is done by using an Unihedron Sky Quality Meter (SQM-LU) with a position pointing zenith. Six measurements have been done during the period of January to March 2016. The measurement is taken between approximately 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on each of the night. The best (darken) night sky brightness reading is 19.54 mag/arcsec2 obtained on March 11th, 2016. The preliminary average reading of sky brightness is 17.20 mag/arcsec2. Comparison with previous similar measurement for the same type of area (suburban area) shows that our data is within the range of the sky brightness for suburban area, which is 19.5 to 20.7 mag/arcsec2.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1784
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414464
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2016
Event2016 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2016 - Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Apr 201614 Apr 2016

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Other2016 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2016
CountryMalaysia
CitySelangor
Period13/4/1614/4/16

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Keywords

  • Site testing
  • Sky brightness

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Azhar, A. D., Gopir, G. K., Wan Mohd Kamil, W. M. A., Mohamad, N. S., & Azmi, N. C. (2016). Night sky brightness measurement at PERMATApintar observatory. In 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium (Vol. 1784). [040003] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4966789

Night sky brightness measurement at PERMATApintar observatory. / Azhar, A. D.; Gopir, Geri Kibe; Wan Mohd Kamil, Wan Mohd Aimran; Mohamad, Nor Sakinah; Azmi, N. Che.

2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1784 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016. 040003.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Azhar, AD, Gopir, GK, Wan Mohd Kamil, WMA, Mohamad, NS & Azmi, NC 2016, Night sky brightness measurement at PERMATApintar observatory. in 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. vol. 1784, 040003, American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2016, Selangor, Malaysia, 13/4/16. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4966789
Azhar AD, Gopir GK, Wan Mohd Kamil WMA, Mohamad NS, Azmi NC. Night sky brightness measurement at PERMATApintar observatory. In 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1784. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2016. 040003 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4966789
Azhar, A. D. ; Gopir, Geri Kibe ; Wan Mohd Kamil, Wan Mohd Aimran ; Mohamad, Nor Sakinah ; Azmi, N. Che. / Night sky brightness measurement at PERMATApintar observatory. 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1784 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016.
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