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Hoffmann et al. 1967

Hoffmann, W.F., N.J. Woolf, C.L. Frederick, and F.J. Low, 1967: Far-infrared surveys of the sky. Science, 157, 187-189, doi:10.1126/science.157.3785.187.

A series of far-infrared surveys of the sky is searching for thermal radiation from interstellar grains and for other localized sources of far-infrared radiation. A balloon-borne germanium bolometer, cooled by liquid helium, is used in association with a telescope and spectral filters. During two initial flights the response to a black-body source was mainly between 300 and 360 microns. Approximately half the celestial sphere was surveyed, including most of the northern Milky Way. The angular resolution was 2 degrees. Moon was the only source of thermal radiation detected. The upper limit on the differential flux, relative to background, from other sources was 2×10-23 watt per square centimeter per hertz, corresponding to an antenna temperature of 0.6°K in the Rayleigh-Jeans approximation, or 10°K for a black body.

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  author={Hoffmann, W. F. and Woolf, N. J. and Frederick, C. L. and Low, F. J.},
  title={Far-infrared surveys of the sky},

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ID  - ho05400j
AU  - Hoffmann, W. F.
AU  - Woolf, N. J.
AU  - Frederick, C. L.
AU  - Low, F. J.
PY  - 1967
TI  - Far-infrared surveys of the sky
JA  - Science
JO  - Science
VL  - 157
SP  - 187
EP  - 189
DO  - 10.1126/science.157.3785.187
ER  -

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