High Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy in Astronomy

Proceedings of an ESO Workshop Held at Garching, Germany, 18-21 November 2003

  • Editors
  • Hans Ulrich Käufl
  • Ralf Siebenmorgen
  • Alan F. M. Moorwood
Conference proceedings

Part of the ESO Astrophysics Symposia book series (ESO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Alan Moorwood
    Pages 15-24
  3. Alistair C.H. Glasse
    Pages 45-49
  4. John H. Lacy, Matthew J. Richter, Claudia Knez, Neal J. Evans, Daniel T. Jaffe, Thomas K. Greathouse
    Pages 50-56
  5. Michael I. Andersen, Klaus G. Strassmeier, Axel Hoffman, Manfred Woche, Paolo Spano
    Pages 57-61
  6. Katelyn N. Allers, Daniel T. Jaffe, John H. Lacy, Matthew J. Richter
    Pages 80-83
  7. Gregory J. Harris, Jonathan Tennyson, Hugh R.A. Jones, Yakiv V. Pavlenko
    Pages 88-91
  8. Katrin Kämpgen, Ralf Siebenmorgen
    Pages 96-99
  9. Ernesto Oliva, Livia Origlia, Roberto Maiolino, Sandro Gennari, Valdemaro Biliotti, Emanuel Rossetti et al.
    Pages 100-103
  10. Ralf Siebenmorgen, Endrik Krügel, Henrik W.W. Spoon
    Pages 109-112
  11. Arjan Bik, Lex Kaper, Wing-Fai Thi, Rens Waters
    Pages 149-154
  12. Miwa Goto, Tomonori Usuda, Naruhisa Takato, Hayashi Masahiko, Seiichi Sakamoto, George F. Mitchell
    Pages 155-161
  13. Daniel. T. Jaffe, Qingfeng Zhu, John H. Lacy, Matthew J. Richter, Thomas K. Greathouse
    Pages 162-167
  14. Klaus M. Pontoppidan, Ewine F. van Dishoeck
    Pages 168-178
  15. Brunella Nisini, Simone Antoniucci, Teresa Giannini, Dario Lorenzetti
    Pages 179-184
  16. René Liseau
    Pages 185-196
  17. Matthew J. Richter, John H. Lacy, Thomas K. Greathouse, Daniel T. Jaffe, Geoffrey A. Blake
    Pages 197-202
  18. Janet E. Drew, Jorick S. Vink, Tim J. Harries, Ryuichi Kurosawa, René D. Oudmaijer
    Pages 214-224
  19. Alessio Caratti o Garatti, Linda Podio, Teresa Giannini, Dario Lorenzetti, Brunella Nisini, Fabrizio Vitali
    Pages 235-238
  20. Vincent C. Geers, Jean-Charles Augereau, Klaus M. Pontoppidan, Hans-Ulrich Käufl, Anne-Marie Lagrange, Gaël Chauvin et al.
    Pages 239-243
  21. Miwa Goto, Benjamin J. McCall, Tom R. Geballe, Tomonori Usuda, Takeshi Oka
    Pages 244-247
  22. J. Ricardo Rizzo, Asuncion Fuente
    Pages 252-255
  23. Jorge Sanz-Forcada, Andrea K. Dupree
    Pages 256-259
  24. Wing-Fai Thi, Arjan Bik, Rens Waters
    Pages 260-263
  25. Dolores M. Walther, Thomas R. Geballe
    Pages 264-266
  26. Susanne Höfner, Rita Gautschy-Loidl, Bernhard Aringer, Walter Nowotny, Josef Hron, Bernd Freytag
    Pages 269-280
  27. Walter Nowotny, Bernhard Aringer, Susanne Höfner, Rita Gautschy-Loidl, Josef Hron, Walter Windsteig
    Pages 281-284
  28. Thomas Lebzelter
    Pages 285-296
  29. Nikolai Piskunov
    Pages 315-324

About these proceedings


Two specialized new instruments for ESO's VLT, VISIR and CRIRES, spawned the idea for this workshop. CRIRES is a dedicated very high resolution infrared spectrograph; VISIR features a high resolution spectroscopic mode. Together, the instruments combine the sensitivity of an 8m-telescope with the now well-established reliability of VLT-facility instruments. High resolution here means that lines in cool stellar atmospheres and HII-regions can be resolved. The astrophysical topics discussed in this rather specialized workshop range from the inner solar system to active galactic nuclei. There are many possibilities for new discoveries with these instruments, but the unique capability, which becomes available through high-resolution infrared spectroscopy, is the observation of molecular rotational-vibrational transitions in many astrophysical environments. Particularly interesting and surprising in this context, many papers on modeling and laboratory spectroscopy at the workshop appear to indicate that astronomical observations are lagging a bit behind in this field. The papers are an interesting mix of reports from existing high resolution facilities, reports on modeling efforts of synthetic spectra and reports on laboratory spectra. In this sense, a fruitful exchange between molecular physics and astronomy was again accomplished and is documented in this volume.


Active Galaxies Astronomical Observation High Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy Interstellar Medium Planets Stars instruments

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25256-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31606-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2433
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-6143
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