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The Impact of Near-Infrared Sky Surveys on Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy

Proceedings of the 3rd EUROCONFERENCE on Near-Infrared Surveys held at Meudon Observatory, France, June 19–20, 1997

  • N. Epchtein
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 230)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Infrared Survey Status

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephan D. Price, Michael P. Egan, Russell F. Shipman, Martin Cohen, Mehrdad Moshir
      Pages 17-27
  3. Galactic Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. A. Omont, B. Caillaud, P. Fouque, G. Gilmore, D. Ojha, M. Perault et al.
      Pages 49-56
    3. M. López-Corredoira, F. Garzón, P. L. Hammersley, T. J. Mahoney, X. Calbet
      Pages 57-61
    4. P. L. Hammersley, F. Garzón, T. Mahoney, M. López-Corredoira
      Pages 63-68
  4. Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. M. A. T. Groenewegen
      Pages 73-86
    3. M. Schultheis, G. Simon, J. Hron
      Pages 87-94
    4. T. Forveille, X. Delfosse, N. Epchtein
      Pages 101-108
    5. J. Davy Kirkpatrick, Michael F. Skrutskie, James Liebert, Kevin Luhman, Matt Fisher, Roc Cutri et al.
      Pages 109-113
    6. C. Loup, P. A. Duc, P. Fouqué, E. Bertin, N. Epchtein
      Pages 115-127
    7. R. Alvarez, M-O. Mennessier
      Pages 129-133

About these proceedings


Thirty years after the pioneering enterprise of Neugebauer and collabo­ rators, the astronomical sky is surveyed anew in the near infrared range with a gain in sensitivity greater than 4 orders of magnitude. Data have started to come through the "pipelines" routinely and at the turn of the century, the astronomical community will be provided with immense databases that will eventually contain accurate positions and 3- colour (or even 4-colour after merging DENIS and 2MASS data) photometry for hundreds million of stars and millions of galaxies. This fantastic harvest of data will eventually result of the huge effort that has been deployed on both sides of the Antlantic to promote 2 major projects, 2MASS and DENIS. rd The basic aim of this 3 Euroconference (and last in the series), was to put in close contact the scientific teams of 2MASS and DENIS in order to present and discuss the first significant results of the two surveys and to start promoting possible future plans


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Editors and affiliations

  • N. Epchtein
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Observatoire de la Côte d’AzurNiceFrance
  2. 2.Département de Recherche SpatialeObservatoire de ParisFrance

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