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A Stabilized Large-Aperture Far-Infrared Telescope Gondola
Author(s): N. L. Hazen
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Paper Abstract

Far-infrared astronomy is a rapidly developing new field where the early small survey experiments are just now being supplemented with larger payloads capable of mapping with good spati 1 resolution and high sensitivity. Balloons provide an ideal vehicle for this work because they are capable of carrying weights up to several thousand kilograms to above virtually all the atmospheric water vapor for flight times of many hours, and at modest expense.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1974
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0044, Instrumentation in Astronomy II, (1 September 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953924
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N. L. Hazen, arvard College Observatory and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0044:
Instrumentation in Astronomy II
Lewis Larmore; Donald H. Menzel; David Crawford, Editor(s)

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