Star Formation with PILOT:Science in the thermal infrared Michael Burton University of New South Wales
SPIREX: South Pole Infrared Explorer JACARA / CARA • The Prototype: • 60 cm telescope • 1024 x 1024 InSb detector array • 10 arcminute field of view • Thermal infrared: • Line: H2 (2.4µm), PAHs (3.3µm), Bra (4.05µm) • Continuum: L (3.5µm), M (4.8µm) Showed you could do science!
Star Formation and the Galactic Ecology PDRs to HII regions: Near-IR: H2 (2.4µm), PAHs (3.3µm), Br (4.05µm) Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Massive Star Formation Wide-field Thermal-IR Imaging
KL normal LM T Tauri regime Infrared excess SPIREX Thermal-IR Colour-Colour Diagrams Near-Infrared Protoplanetary Disks Thermal-Infrared Rathborne, PhD 2002
3.29mm SPIREX 8mm MSX 21mm MSX
Transmission: Dome C vs. Mauna Kea Massive Protostars 20 to 30µm