Accession Number:

ADA134007

Title:

The Revised AFGL (Air Force Geophysics Laboratory) Infrared Sky Survey Catalog

Descriptive Note:

Air Force surveys in geophysics

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Report Date:

1983-06-16

Pagination or Media Count:

165.0

Abstract:

Infrared survey measurements obtained from two probeborne experiments flown in 1982 combined with extensive ground-based observations on AFGL sources are incorporated into a revised AFGL Four Color Infrared Survey catalog. Over 92 percent of the sky has been covered at 11 and 20 micron, 71 percent at 4 micron and 47 percent at high sensitivity at 27 micron. There are 2970 entries in the main catalog, most of which are multicolor observations. The catalog contents are resolved into two general groups a disk population slope 0.4 with means colors m 11-m202.0 and m20-m270.9 corresponding to color temperatures of 270K and 185K, respectively, and a spherical distribution slope 0.6 with a mean color difference of m11-m201.0 corresponding to T sub c approx 10 480K.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE