Mid-Infrared Filters for Astronomy
What is it about?
Infrared bandpass filters have been developed in the N-(λ=7.5-14μm) and Q-(λ=16-28μm) band mid-IR atmospheric windows to study interstellar and circumstellar environments crucial for star and planetary formation theories.
Why is it important?
The VISIR instrument for the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) is a thermal-infrared imager and spectrometer currently being developed by the French Service d'Astrophysique of CEA Saclay, and Dutch NFRA ASTRON Dwingeloo consortium.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Gary J Hawkins and Mr Richard E Sherwood