Infrared Detection Techniques for Space Research

Proceedings of the Fifth Eslab/Esrin Symposium Held in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, June 8–11, 1971

  • V. Manno
  • J. Ring
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. V. Manno, J. Ring
      Pages 1-2
  3. Results in Infrared Space Astronomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. William F. Hoffmann
      Pages 5-25
  4. Systems for Space Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Michel Bader, Fred C. Witteborn
      Pages 29-31
    3. P. Léna, N. Coron, C. Darpentigny, K. Hammal, G. Vanhabost
      Pages 32-40
    4. Kandiah Shivanandan
      Pages 73-76
    5. B. J. Conrath, R. A. Hanel
      Pages 84-92
    6. A. L. Peraldi
      Pages 93-99
  5. Detectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. G. Chanin
      Pages 114-120
    3. N. Coron, G. Dambier, J. Leblanc
      Pages 121-131
    4. P. E. Clegg, J. S. Huizinga
      Pages 132-140
    5. M. Chatanier, G. Gauffre
      Pages 141-146
    6. M. Renard
      Pages 147-153
    7. J. C. D. Marsh, R. F. Jameson
      Pages 154-159
    8. H. P. Baltes, P. Stettler
      Pages 160-167
  6. Cryogenics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. R. W. Breckenridge Jr.
      Pages 171-188
    3. G. Chanin
      Pages 189-195
  7. Filters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. S. D. Smith, G. D. Holah, J. S. Seeley, C. Evans, R. Hunneman
      Pages 199-218
    3. G. Chanin
      Pages 219-224
    4. Maria Grazia Baldecchi, Bianca Melchiorri, Giovanna M. Righini
      Pages 234-242
    5. J. J. Wijnbergen, W. H. Moolenaar, G. De Groot
      Pages 243-256
  8. Interferometers

  9. General Discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. F. Kneubühl
      Pages 337-344
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 345-346

About these proceedings


Infrared Astronomy is a relatively new subject but it has already radically altered our ideas about astronomical sources. Recent progress in this subject is the result of improved detection techniques, particularly the use of detectors at liquid helium temperatures. Unfortunately, the terrestrial atmosphere greatly restricts Infrared astronomers by allowing them to detect radiation only in narrow transmission win­ dows and by presenting a foreground emission which limits the faintness of observable sources. It is only from aircraft or balloon altitudes that we can begin to observe faint sources over the complete range of wavelengths between the visible and the radio regions. Few such observations have yet been made and none from satellites, although the latter vehicle will offer complete freedom from atmospheric effects. New developments and intermediate steps will be required before the ultimate aim of flying in space can be achieved. It is not surprising therefore that the Fifth Eslab/Esrin Symposium should deal with this problem. This book contains the proceedings of the Symposium and faithfully records all discussions. The Symposium covered the present situation and future perspectives of IR techniques. International leaders in the field reviewed the results to date and the possible developments in telescope systems, detectors, cryogenics, filters, and interferometers. Individual con­ tributions were made by European and U. S. scientists in each of these fields.


astronomy astrophysics interferometry observatory spectrometry spectroscopy telescope

Editors and affiliations

  • V. Manno
    • 1
  • J. Ring
    • 2
  1. 1.Space Science Department (ESLAB)European Space Research and Technology CentreNoordwijkThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Imperial College of Science and TechnologyLondon S.W.7England

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1972
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-2887-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2885-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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