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Midcourse Space Experiment Surveys

  • Stephan D. Price
  • Michael P. Egan
  • Russell F. Shipman
  • Martin Cohen
  • Mehrdad Moshir
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 230)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Galactic Plane Interstellar Dust Ecliptic Longitude Dark Current Noise IRAS Data 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephan D. Price
    • 1
  • Michael P. Egan
    • 1
  • Russell F. Shipman
    • 1
  • Martin Cohen
    • 2
  • Mehrdad Moshir
    • 3
  1. 1.Air Force Phillips LaboratoryGeophysics Directorate/GPOBHanscom AFBUSA
  2. 2.Radio Astronomy LaboratoryUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.IPAC California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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