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Far-infrared spectrophotometer for astronomical observationsA liquid-helium-cooled far infrared spectrophotometer was built and used 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 lambda/Delta lambda approximately 1 and spectrometers with lambda/Delta lambda greater than 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.
Document ID
19830032244
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Moseley, H. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Silverberg, R. F. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1981
Subject Category
ASTRONOMY
Meeting Information
Infrared astronomy - Scientific/military thrusts and instrumentation(Washington, DC)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other