The Impact of Large Scale Near-IR Sky Surveys

Proceedings of a Workshop held at Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife(Spain), 22–26 April 1996

  • F. Garzón
  • N. Epchtein
  • A. Omont
  • B. Burton
  • P. Persi
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 210)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The New IR—Surveys and Other Surveys

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. F. Skrutskie, S. E. Schneider, R. Stiening, S. E. Strom, M. D. Weinberg, C. Beichman et al.
      Pages 25-32
    3. P. Fouque, E. Bertin, P.-A. Duc, L. Chevallier
      Pages 33-36
    4. H. Jenkner, B. M. Lasker, B. J. Mclean, R. L. White, M. G. Lattanzi, Alessandro Spagna et al.
      Pages 37-44
    5. U. Klaas, S. Bogun, U. Herbstmeier, D. Lemke, M. Burgdorf, R. Laureijs
      Pages 45-46
  3. Galactic Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. E. Battaner, E. Florido, J. Jiménez-Vicente, C. Porcel, M. L. Sánchez-Saavedra
      Pages 49-56
    3. S. Ruphy, N. Epchtein, A. C. Robin, M. Cohen
      Pages 63-66
    4. M. Cohen
      Pages 67-70
    5. G. Simon, A. C. Robin, A. Omont, P. Fouqué
      Pages 71-75
    6. M. Unavane, G. Gilmore
      Pages 77-80
    7. Alain Omont, Joris Blommaert
      Pages 81-89
    8. Y. K. Ng
      Pages 91-94
    9. A. J. Fleischer, J. M. Winters, E. Sedlmayr, T. Le Bertre
      Pages 101-102
    10. F. Jiménez-Esteban, P. García-Lario, A. Manchado
      Pages 103-104

About these proceedings


After a year's successful operation, the European DENIS project is now a scientific reality and its close cousin 2MASS (USA) is about to come into operation. The observational and data reduction processes of both DENIS and 2MASS are fully described in this volume.
Already the impact of DENIS is making itself felt in the astronomical community in areas of research as diverse as cosmology, the evolution of galaxies, the interstellar medium, the search for brown dwarfs, and stellar structure and evolution. The first routine results from DENIS and the preliminary results from the 2MASS prototype camera are discussed and compared with other surveys across the wavelength spectrum, both space- and ground-based, including the Digitized Sky Survey, ISO and ROSAT.


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Editors and affiliations

  • F. Garzón
    • 1
  • N. Epchtein
    • 2
  • A. Omont
    • 3
  • B. Burton
    • 4
  • P. Persi
    • 5
  1. 1.Instituto de Astrofísica de CanariasLa LagunaSpain
  2. 2.Observatoire de ParisMeudonFrance
  3. 3.Institut d’Astrophysique de ParisFrance
  4. 4.Sterrewacht LeidenThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Istituto di Astrofisica SpazialeFrascatiItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6442-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5784-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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