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submillimeter astronomy

(submillimetre astronomy)
(astronomy observation and analysis of borderline infrared EMR)

Submillimeter astronomy (or submillimetre astronomy, depending upon the locality's spelling of "meter/metre") is the branch of astronomy dealing with the observation and analysis the longest wavelength infrared radiation from astronomical sources. There is no standard precise definition of the range, but the range 450 μm to 1 mm is clearly part of it. The atmosphere affects observation within the submillimeter range, but high altitude improves such observations substantially, to the point that the range has become very useful in astronomical study. The submillimeter range is used for investigating molecular clouds and star formation, and star forming galaxies (e.g., submillimeter galaxies). Some current and planned submillimeter-capable telescopes:


(science,astronomy,radio,submillimeter)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submillimetre_astronomy
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
450μm666GHz2.8meVbeginsubmillimeter astronomy
1mm300GHz1.3meVendsubmillimeter astronomy

Referenced by pages:
Archeops
Atacama Submillimeter Telescope Experiment (ASTE)
AtLAST
BLAST
bolometer
CCAT
carbon monoxide (CO)
CONCERTO
far infrared (FIR)
infrared (IR)
IRSA
Infrared Telescope Maffei (ITM)
JUICE
Mauna Kea
millimeter astronomy
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
radio astronomy
RMS astronomy
Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope (SEST)
Submillimeter Array (SMA)
submillimeter galaxy (SMG)
Submillimeter Telescope (SMT)
submillimeter galaxy designator

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