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Science with Astronomical Near-Infrared Sky Surveys : Proceedings of the Les Houches School, Centre de Physique Des Houches, Les Houches, France, 20 24 September, 1993 - N. Epchtein

Science with Astronomical Near-Infrared Sky Surveys

Proceedings of the Les Houches School, Centre de Physique Des Houches, Les Houches, France, 20 24 September, 1993

By: N. Epchtein (Editor), A. Omont (Editor), B. Burton (Editor), P. Persi (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st August 1994
ISBN: 9780792330295
Number Of Pages: 281

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Outstanding progress in near-infrared detection technology and in real-time image processing has led astronomers to start undertaking all-sky surveys in the 1--2 mum range (project DENIS in Europe and 2MASS in the U.S.A.), surveys which will have a considerable impact in various areas of astronomy. This book gathers the contributions of more than 80 specialists involved in fields of interest as different as low mass stars, late stages of stellar evolution, star formation, stellar populations of the Galaxy and the Magellanic Clouds, the local structure of the Universe, and observational cosmology. It describes the impact on these fields of the exhaustive data bases and catalogs of stars and galaxies that these surveys will provide. The considerable interest of these documents for the future of infrared space and ground-based projects and the complementarity with other currently ongoing or planned surveys in other spectral ranges are emphasized.

Infrared and Other Sky Surveys
DENIS: A Deep Near-Infrared Survey of the Southern Skyp. 3
The Two Micron All Sky Survey. Survey Rationale and Initial Testingp. 11
The Influence of Crowding on DENIS Point Source Detection Ratesp. 19
Strategy of DENIS Observationsp. 23
First Results Obtained with DENISp. 25
Sloan Digital Sky Surveyp. 27
The Guide Star Catalog and Related Sky Surveysp. 31
Infrared Space Borne Experiments to Study Galactic Structurep. 35
The Project "SPICE". Spectro-Photometric Infrared Celestial Explorerp. 41
EDISON - The International Infrared Space Observatory. The Next Generationp. 45
Classification of Astronomical Images with a Neural Networkp. 49
The Project of High Spatial Resolution near Infrared Imaging System at Beijing Observatoryp. 53
Low Mass Stars and Main Sequence Stars
DENIS, 2MASS and VLM Starsp. 57
Low Mass Starsp. 63
The Search for Brown Dwarfs with Infrared Surveysp. 69
HIPPARCOS and Red Dwarf Populationsp. 77
Sternberg WBVR Photometric Survey of Bright Starsp. 83
Spectrophotometric Catalog of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute in the Ultraviolet, Visual and Near Infraredp. 87
Search for New Nearby Stars with DENISp. 91
Artificial IJK Two-Colour Diagrams for Field Starsp. 95
Asteroid Detection with DENISp. 97
Late Type Stars
Short Period Miras and Galactic Structurep. 101
Infrared Photometry of AGB Starsp. 105
Infrared Surveys and Variables on the AGBp. 117
AGB Stars in the Magellanic Cloudsp. 121
AGB Stars and Red Supergiants in the LMC as Seen with DENISp. 131
O-Rich SR and Mira Variables in DENISp. 137
Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques to Classify IRAS LRS Spectra of Evolved Starsp. 139
Carbon Stars in Infrared Surveysp. 141
The Evolution from Visible to Infrared Variable AGB Stars. What Can DENIS Contribute to This Study?p. 143
Infrared Colours of Selected Long Period Variablesp. 145
The Frequency of Circumstellar Envelopes among TMSS Starsp. 149
Infrared Velocities of Carbon Starsp. 151
A Near-Infrared Survey of IRAS Sources in the South Galactic Capp. 153
Mira Light Curves and Mass Lossp. 155
Strategy of Infrared Surveys for Studying Galactic Evolved Stars and their Subclasses. Contribution to the Panel Discussionp. 159
Galactic Structure
Synthesis of Galactic Stellar Populations and Expected Constraints from Infrared Surveysp. 163
Infrared Surveys: Some Prospects for Galactic Structure Studies Using Cepheids and Other Young Objectsp. 169
Galactic Structure from the Two Micron Galactic Surveyp. 177
A Powerful New Model for the Point Source Skyp. 181
The Leiden/Dwingeloo Survey of Emission from Galactic HIp. 189
Are Molecular Clouds Formed by Impact of High-Velocity Clouds?p. 195
Star Formation
Current Problems in Star Formation and Infrared Surveysp. 201
Star Formation in Taurus. Preliminary Results from 2MASSp. 207
Search for Young Stars with IR Surveys: Regions of Massive Star Formationp. 217
The Stellar Populations within the [rho] Oph Cloud Coresp. 223
Investigation of the Be Star Phenomenon Using the DENIS Datap. 225
Discussion Session on Star Formation, Molecular Clouds and the Interstellar Mediump. 227
Extragalactic Structure
Near-Infrared Observations of AGNp. 233
Groups and Clusters in the Near-Infraredp. 237
Comparison of Large-Scale Structures and Velocities in the Local Universep. 243
Red Post-Starburst Galaxiesp. 261
DENIS for the Extragalactic Distance Scale. Panel Discussion on Infrared Observations of Galaxiesp. 265
LEDA. The Lyon-Meudon Extragalactic Database for the DENIS Projectp. 267
Star Formation in Starburst Galaxies from Near-IR Spectroscopy and Evolutionary Population Synthesisp. 271
Modelling Evolution of Stellar Emission of Galaxies for the NIR Surveysp. 273
The Nature of the Blue Distant Galaxiesp. 279
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ISBN: 9780792330295
ISBN-10: 0792330293
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 281
Published: 31st August 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 217

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