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Development Of The Equatorial Infrared Catalogue From Satellite Data
Author(s): Thomas F. Heinsheimer; Leeroy H. Sweeney; Frank F. Yates; Stephen P. Maran; Janet Rountree Lesh; Theresa A. Nagy
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Paper Abstract

More than 40,000 infrared measurements of stellar sources have been obtained since November, 1976 during the ongoing process of compiling an Equatorial Infrared Catalogue. Because of the problem of eliminating spurious sources, which has affected earlier space surveys, we are making an extensive effort to verify the sources by means of (a) repetitive observations by satellite sensors, (b) crosscorrelation with a large data base developed from ground-based and space surveys at other wavelengths, and (c) investigation of a significant subset of the sources with a ground-based infrared telescope. As sources are verified, they are transferred from a working list to a screened preliminary version of the catalogue. The catalogue comprises the only survey of a significant area of the sky that has been accomplished (or is presently planned) with positional accuracies of a few arc seconds at a wavelength of ≥ 2 µm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1978
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0156, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology IV, (12 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956764
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas F. Heinsheimer, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
Leeroy H. Sweeney, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
Frank F. Yates, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
Stephen P. Maran, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
Janet Rountree Lesh, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
Theresa A. Nagy, Computer Sciences Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0156:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology IV
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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