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A rocket-borne observation of diffuse far-infrared emission from interstellar dust

Matsuhara, H., Kawada, M., Matsumoto, T., Matsuura, S., Tanaka, M., Bock, J., Hristov, V. V., Mauskopf, Philip Daniel, Richards, P. L. and Lange, A. E. 1992. A rocket-borne observation of diffuse far-infrared emission from interstellar dust. Presented at: Back to the Galaxy, College Park, MD, 12−14 Oct 1992. Published in: Holt, Stephen S. ed. Back to the Galaxy. AIP Conference Proceedings Melville, NY: American Institute of Physics, pp. 230-233. 10.1063/1.44030

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We report observations of diffuse far‐infrared emission from interstellar dust at high Galactic latitudes using a rocket‐borne, liquid‐helium cooled telescope and photometer. The photometer has 5 spectral bands ranging from 90 μm to 190 μm with 0.5°∼0.65°FWHM fields‐of‐view. The detectors, stressed and unstressed Ge:Ga photoconductors, were cooled to 1 K and coupled to charge integrating amplifiers to achieve high sensitivity. We observed regions near Ursa Major including infrared cirrus, high latitude molecular clouds, and the HI hole, a region of uniquely low neutral hydrogen column density. Preliminary analysis shows a strong correlation of the emission at 134, 154, and 186 μm with 100 μm IRAS data.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
ISBN: 9781563962271
ISSN: 0094-243X
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:09

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