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Science with Astronomical Near-Infrared Sky Surveys

Proceedings of the Les Houches School, Centre de Physique des Houches, Les Houches, France, 20–24 September, 1993

  • N. Epchtein
  • A. Omont
  • B. Burton
  • P. Persi
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Infrared and Other Sky Surveys

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. N. Epchtein, B. De Batz, E. Copet, P. Fouqué, F. Lacombe, T. Le Bertre et al.
      Pages 3-9
    3. S. G. Kleinmann, M. G. Lysaght, W. L. Pughe, S. E. Schneider, M. F. Skrutskie, M. D. Weinberg et al.
      Pages 11-17
    4. S. Kimeswenger, C. Kienel
      Pages 23-24
    5. E. Copet, B. De Batz, N. Epchtein, P. Fouqué, F. Lacombe, T. Le Bertre et al.
      Pages 25-26
    6. Stephen M. Kent
      Pages 27-30
    7. D. Rouan, N. Epchtein, M. De Muizon, F. Lacombe, P. Puget, D. Tiphene et al.
      Pages 41-44
  3. Low Mass Stars and Main Sequence Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Neill Reid
      Pages 57-62
    3. Hartmut Jahreiss
      Pages 63-68
    4. C. Turon, F. Crifo, D. Morin
      Pages 77-82
    5. A. Cherepashchuk, K. H. Khaliullin, V. Kornilov, A. Mironov
      Pages 83-85

About these proceedings


Outstanding progress in near-infrared detection technology and in real-time image processing has led astronomers to start undertaking all-sky surveys in the 1--2 mum range (project DENIS in Europe and 2MASS in the U.S.A.), surveys which will have a considerable impact in various areas of astronomy. This book gathers the contributions of more than 80 specialists involved in fields of interest as different as low mass stars, late stages of stellar evolution, star formation, stellar populations of the Galaxy and the Magellanic Clouds, the local structure of the Universe, and observational cosmology. It describes the impact on these fields of the exhaustive data bases and catalogs of stars and galaxies that these surveys will provide. The considerable interest of these documents for the future of infrared space and ground-based projects and the complementarity with other currently ongoing or planned surveys in other spectral ranges are emphasized.


LOPES Population SR Universe active galactic nuclei astronomy cosmology galaxies observational cosmology observatory photometry spectroscopy star star formation stellar evolution

Editors and affiliations

  • N. Epchtein
    • 1
  • A. Omont
    • 2
  • B. Burton
    • 3
  • P. Persi
    • 4
  1. 1.Observatoire de ParisParisFrance
  2. 2.Institut d’Astrophysique de ParisParisFrance
  3. 3.Sterrewacht LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Istituto di Astrofisica SpazialeFrascatiItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Science with Astronomical Near-Infrared Sky Surveys
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Les Houches School, Centre de Physique des Houches, Les Houches, France, 20–24 September, 1993
  • Editors N. Epchtein
    A. Omont
    W.B. Burton
    P. Persi
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3029-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-4408-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-0946-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 281
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
    Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
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