EAS Publications Series
Volume 25, 20071st ARENA Conference on "Large Astronomical Infrastructures at CONCORDIA, prospects and constraints for Antarctic Optical/IR Astronomy"
|Page(s)||175 - 178|
|Published online||23 May 2007|
N. Epchtein and M. Candidi (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 25 (2007) 175-178
Near-infrared Spectro-photometry of Carbon Stars
LERMA, UMR 8112, Paris Observatory, France
2 Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA, Japan
3 National Astronomical Observatory, Tokyo, Japan
4 Computer Sciences Corporation/Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA
5 University of Montréal, Canada
Antarctica offers probably the best ground-based conditions for observing in the 1–3 μm region, and may thus be considered as an alternative to Space for this domain. We examine the potential of integral-field spectro-photometry over wide areas of the sky in this wavelength range for the study of carbon stars, that seems promising. On the other hand, the conditions of transparency, background, and their short-time stability from Antarctic sites still need to be evaluated.
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