Ground-Based Infrared Astronomy

  • E. E. Becklin
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 187)


In this paper, I discuss ground-based infrared astronomy with emphasis on observations made during the last decade. I cover several topics including: 1) What makes a ground-based infrared telescope, 2) Coments on ground vs. space for infrared observations, 3) The science that has come from ground-based telescopes: star and planet formation, companions to newly formed stars, brown-dwarfs, luminous galaxies, and cosmology.

Key words

Infrared Radiation Infrared Telescopes Infrared Astronomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. E. Becklin
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  1. 1.Dept. of AstronomyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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