Accession Number : ADA131966

Title :   The Far Infrared Sky Survey Experiment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Price,Stephan D ; Murdock,Thomas L ; Shivanandan,Kandiah

PDF Url : ADA131966

Report Date : 18 Feb 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : Approximately 9000 square degrees of the celestial sphere was surveyed in four infrared bands with a rocket-probe-borne telescope. This Far Infrared Sky Survey Experiment (FIRSSE) covered the galactic plane between 120 degrees and 255 degrees longitude and the Orion and Taurus Molecular Clouds. A list of almost 300 bright 90 micrometer sources is presented along with associated measurements at 20, 27 and 40 micrometers. A description is given of the conduct of the experiment, the first space-borne use of super-fluid helium under active thermal loading. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INFRARED TELESCOPES, *SPACE SURVEILLANCE, *INTERSTELLAR SPACE, *GEODETIC ASTRONOMY, DATA ACQUISITION, DATA REDUCTION, THERMAL PROPERTIES, HELIUM, SUPERFLUIDITY, METHODOLOGY, TEST EQUIPMENT, ASTRONOMICAL INSTRUMENTS

Subject Categories : Astronomy
      Geodesy
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE