Astrophysics (index)

Infrared Space Observatory

(60cm infrared space telescope)

The Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) was a space telescope in operation from 1995 to 1998, operated by the European Space Agency. Instruments:

  • ISOCAM - Infrared Camera
  • ISOPHOT - Photo-polarimeter
  • SWS - Short Wave Spectrometer (2.4-45 micrometer)
  • LWS - Long Wave Spectrometer (45-196.8 micrometer)

Targets included Star-Forming Regions, Protoplanetary Disks, and solar system objects.


Referenced by:
CEA Service d'Astrophysique (CEA SAp)
European Space Agency (ESA)