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Far-Infrared Spectrophotometer For Astronomical Observations
Author(s): Harvey Moseley; Robert F. Silverberg
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Paper Abstract

We have built a liquid-helium-cooled far infrared spectrophotometer and used it to make low resolution observations of the continua of several kinds of astronomical objects using the Kuiper Airborne Observatory. This instrument fills a gap in both sensitivity to continuum sources and spectral resolution between the broadband photometers with λ/Δ/λ ≈ 1 and spectrometers with λ/Δ/λ > 50 . While designed primarily to study planetary nebulae, the instrument permits study of the shape of the continua of many weak sources which cannot easily be observed with high resolution systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 1981
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0280, Infrared Astronomy: Scientific/Military Thrusts and Instrumentation, (27 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931953
Show Author Affiliations
Harvey Moseley, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
Robert F. Silverberg, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0280:
Infrared Astronomy: Scientific/Military Thrusts and Instrumentation
Nancy W. Boggess; Howard J. Stears, Editor(s)

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