Infrared Astronomy

  • Rosa PoggianiEmail author
Part of the UNITEXT for Physics book series (UNITEXTPH)


Infrared astronomy investigates the region of the electromagnetic spectrum from 1 to about 300 micron and probes the emission of cold objects and of regions, like the center of our galaxy, that are not observable by optical instruments since they are inside dust. This chapter presents the telescopes and the detectors used in the different regions of the infrared, together with the observational techniques needed to deal with the large background.


Transition Edge Sensor Cryogenic Liquid Indium Antimonide Laser Guide Star Fried Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

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