Flying Infrared Telescope Observations of Far Infrared Sources
Final rept. 1 Sep 1969-31 Oct 1970
RICE UNIV HOUSTON TX DEPT OF SPACE SCIENCE
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The Flying Infrared Telescope described in Semi-Annual Technical Report No. 1 has been operational during the thirteen-month period ending 31 October 1970 with forty-six high altitude missions being flown. The total infrared luminosities of the galactic center and the Seyfert galaxy NGC-1068, the first extragalactic object to be observed at far-infrared wavelengths have been measured. Likewise, the long-wave infrared 45-750 micrometers fluxes have been measured from eight sources associated with galactic H2 regions. The development of far infrared transmission filters used during observation of the H2 regions is discussed.