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Optical Engineering

Preliminary Scientific Results From The First Six Months Of The Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS)
Author(s): B. T. Soifer; C. A. Beichman; J. R. Houck; G. Neugebauer; M. Rowan-Robinson
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Paper Abstract

The Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS)* was successfully launched on January 25, 1983. This paper presents results based on analysis of early scientific data returned from IRAS. Among the early results of IRAS are the discovery of comet IRAS-Araki-Alcock, evidence for a shell of large particles around the nearby bright star Vega, detection of stars in the process of formation, and detection of many infrared bright galaxies. These early results demonstrate that the IRAS data will be a treasure chest for astrono-mers for years to come.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1984
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 23(2) doi: 10.1117/12.7973399
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 23, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
B. T. Soifer, California Institute of Technology (United States)
C. A. Beichman, California Institute of Technology (United States)
J. R. Houck, Cornell University (United States)
G. Neugebauer, California Institute of Technology (United States)
M. Rowan-Robinson, Queen Mary College (England)


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