Midcourse Space Experiment Surveys
The Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) conducted several infrared surveys during its 10 month mission which began in April 1996. We report on the progress in the analysis of these survey observations with an initial estimate of the instrument performance parameters. Initial results indicate that the surveys are at least as sensitive as the Infrared Astronomy Satellite (IRAS) survey, and have higher spatial resolution.
KeywordsGalactic Plane Interstellar Dust Ecliptic Longitude Dark Current Noise IRAS Data
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