Submillimetre Astronomy

Proceedings of the Kona Symposium on Millimetre and Submillimetre Astronomy, Held at Kona, Hawaii, October 3–6, 1988

  • Graeme D. Watt
  • Adrian S. Webster
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 158)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Physics of the Interstellar Medium and Evolved Objects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. L. Puget, E. Falgarone
      Pages 3-7
    3. E. Falgarone, T. G. Phillips
      Pages 9-10
    4. A. G. G. M. Tielens
      Pages 13-17
    5. Roger H. Hildebrand
      Pages 25-27
    6. M. G. Smith, T. R. Geballe, G. Sandell, C. Aspin
      Pages 29-30
    7. J. A. Tauber, J. Kwan, P. F. Goldsmith, R. L. Snell, N. R. Erickson
      Pages 31-32
    8. G. R. Knapp, C. F. Gammie, K. Young, T. G. Phillips
      Pages 33-34
    9. E. F. Ladd, P. C. Myers, S. C. Casey, D. A. Harper, J. A. Davidson, P. J. Benson et al.
      Pages 35-36
    10. G. H. Moriarty-Schieven, V. A. Hughes, R. L. Snell
      Pages 37-38
  3. Instrumentation and Cosmic Background Experiments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. E. Serabyn, C. R. Masson, T. G. Phillips
      Pages 41-42
    3. R. N. Martin, C. E. Walker, C. K. Walker, R. E. Miller
      Pages 47-48
    4. P. T. Timbie, G. M. Bernstein, P. L. Richards, T. N. Gautier, G. H. Rieke, M. W. Werner
      Pages 53-54
    5. E. E. Bloemhof, V. Dhawan
      Pages 55-56
    6. M. Hayashi, T. Hasegawa, K. Sunada, N. Kaifu
      Pages 63-64
    7. Gordon Chin, Hemant Dave
      Pages 65-66
    8. A. Poglitsch, N. Geis, M. Haggerty, R. Genzel, G. Stacey, C. Townes
      Pages 67-68
    9. J. Zmuidzinas, F. Sharifi, D. J. Van Harlingen, K. Y. Lo
      Pages 69-70
    10. S. R. Davies, C. T. Cunningham, L. T. Little, D. N. Matheson
      Pages 71-72
    11. J. Inatani, T. Kasuga, R. Kawabe, M. Tsuboi, A. Sakamoto, M. Yamamoto et al.
      Pages 73-74
    12. J. F. Vaneldik, D. Routledge, M. Brett
      Pages 75-76
    13. W. R. Mcgrath, C. N. Byrom, B. N. Ellison, M. A. Frerking, H. G. Leduc, R. E. Miller et al.
      Pages 77-78
    14. G. M. Bernstein, M. L. Fischer, P. L. Richards, J. B. Peterson, T. Timusk
      Pages 79-80
    15. Robert L. Brown
      Pages 87-88
    16. M. Ishiguro, R. Kawabe, K.-I. Morita, T. Kasuga, Y. Chikada, J. Inatani et al.
      Pages 89-90
    17. Melvyn Wright
      Pages 91-92
    18. G. J. Melnick
      Pages 93-94
  4. Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. E. F. van Dishoeck, J. H. Black, T. G. Phillips
      Pages 103-104
    3. E. C. Sutton, P. A. Jaminet, W. C. Danchi, C. R. Masson, Geoffrey A. Blake
      Pages 105-106
    4. A. Wootten, F. Boulanger, S. Zhou, F. Combes, P. Encrenaz, M. Gerin et al.
      Pages 107-108
    5. P. R. Jewell, J. M. Hollis, F. J. Lovas, L. E. Snyder
      Pages 111-112
    6. Masatoshi Ohishi
      Pages 113-114
    7. William M. Irvine, S. C. Madden, L. M. Ziurys, P. Friberg, Å. Hjalmarson, H. E. Matthews et al.
      Pages 115-116
    8. A. L. Betz, R. T. Boreiko, J. Zmuidzinas
      Pages 117-121

About these proceedings


G. M. Bernstein, M. L. Fischer, and P. L. Richards Department of Physics, University of California Berkeley, California 94720, U. S. A. J. B. Peterson Department of Physics, Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey 08540, U. S. A. T. Timusk Department of Physics, McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M1 , Canada ABSTRACT. Recent measurements of the diffuse background at millimeter wavelengths indicate no departure from a Planck spectrum near the peak of the blackbody curve. Anisotropy measurements indicate no structure, at the 2% level, in the recently detected submillimeter excess. We report here the results of an April 1987 balloon flight of an instrument designed to measure the spectrum of the cosmic background radiation from 1 mm to 3 mm. A description of the instrument can be found in Peterson, Richards, and Timusk (1985). Modifications were made to the apparatus and experimental procedure in order to identify and reduce systematic errors. Results from the latest flight indicate that two effects hamper the interpretation of the data. These systematic effects will be described in detail in a forthcoming publications; they are probably responsible for the non-Planckian spectrum measured by Woody and Richards (1981). Attempts to remove the systematic effects from our data yield the upper limits to the CBR brightness temperature in 4 bands from 1 mm to 3 mm. There is no evidence for an excess of radiation near the 2. 8 K blackbody peak.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Graeme D. Watt
    • 1
  • Adrian S. Webster
    • 1
  1. 1.Joint Astronomy CentreHiloUSA

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