Accession Number:

AD0724719

Title:

Flying Infrared Telescope Observations of Far Infrared Sources

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Sep 1969-31 Oct 1970

Corporate Author:

RICE UNIV HOUSTON TX DEPT OF SPACE SCIENCE

Report Date:

1971-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE