Infrared Extinction and Standardization

Proceedings of two Sessions of IAU Commissions 25 and 9 Held at Baltimore, Maryland, USA, August 4, 1988

  • Editors
  • E. F. Milone
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 341)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Andrew T. Young
    Pages 6-14
  3. Kevin Volk, T. A. Clark, E. F. Milone
    Pages 15-24
  4. Ronald J. Angione
    Pages 25-36
  5. I. S. Glass, B. S. Carter
    Pages 37-48
  6. R. A. Bell
    Pages 72-76
  7. E. F. Milone
    Pages 77-79
  8. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Extinction and standardization corrections to infrared measurements are of the utmost importance in astronomy. Various views on these concepts and problems of implementation in infrared photometry are discussed thoroughly and recommendations are presented. Among these are: the adoption of narrower broad-band "Johnson" filters that are better centered in the atmospheric water windows than is currently the case; the measurements of atmospheric water vapor content concurrent with the astronomical measurements; the use of appropriate atmospheric models to treat the extinction adequately; and the publication of complete details of the systemic passbands and their transformability to other systems. To conclude the volume, R. Bell summarizes and comments on the contributions to the symposium, and the editor adds a concluding postscript on post-meeting developments and perspectives.


astronomy development observatory photometry water

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-51610-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46710-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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