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A balloon-borne 1 meter telescope for far-infrared astronomyThe flight of a balloon-borne one-meter telescope for infrared astronomy in the wavelength interval of 40 to 240 microns is discussed. The gyro-stabilized telescope mapped the intensity of the far infrared radiation from NGC 7538, Mars, the Orion Nebula, and W3 with a resolution of one minute and from selected regions of these sources with a resolution of 30 seconds. The infrared detection is described and its capabilities are analyzed. The instrumentation, orientation system, and modes of observation of the telescope are defined.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Fazio, G. G. (Harvard Coll. Obs. Cambridge, Mass., United States)
Kleinmann, D. E. (Harvard Coll. Obs. Cambridge, Mass., United States)
Noyes, R. W. (Harvard Coll. Obs. Cambridge, Mass., United States)
Wright, E. L. (Harvard Coll. Obs. Cambridge, Mass., United States)
Low, F. J. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
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August 8, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1974
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Ames Res. Center Telescope Systems for Balloon-Borne Res.
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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