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submillimeter astronomy

(submillimetre astronomy)
(astronomy observation and analysis of borderline infrared EMR)

Submillimeter astronomy (or submillimetre astronomy, depending upon the locality's spelling of "meter/metre") is the branch of astronomy dealing with the observation and analysis the longest wavelength infrared radiation from astronomical sources. There is no standard precise definition of the range, but the range 450um to 1mm is clearly part of it. The submillimeter range is used for investigating molecular clouds and star formation, and star forming galaxies (e.g., submillimeter galaxies).

Some submillimeter-capable telescopes:


(science,astronomy,radio,submillimeter)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submillimetre_astronomy
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
450μm666GHz2.8meVbeginsubmillimeter astronomy
1mm300GHz1.3meVendsubmillimeter astronomy

Referenced by:
Atacama Submillimeter Telescope Experiment (ASTE)
BLAST
bolometer
CCAT
carbon monoxide (CO)
far infrared (FIR)
infrared (IR)
IRSA
JUICE
Mauna Kea
millimeter astronomy
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
radio astronomy
RMS astronomy
Submillimeter Array (SMA)
submillimeter galaxy (SMG)
Submillimeter Telescope (SMT)
submillimeter galaxy designator

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