Investigation of Bright Sources of Far Infrared Radiation
Semi-Annual technical rept. no. 2
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 six-month period ending 31 May 1970 with twenty-eight high altitude missions being flown. The authors have measured the total infrared luminosities of the galactic center and the Seyfert galaxy NGC-1068, the first extra-galactic object to be observed at far-infrared wavelengths. Likewise, the galactic nebula M-17 and the IR objects in the Orion nebula have been observed. Observations of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and Venus have been made at several wavelength intervals between 60 microns and 300 microns.