EAS Publications Series
Volume 25, 20071st ARENA Conference on "Large Astronomical Infrastructures at CONCORDIA, prospects and constraints for Antarctic Optical/IR Astronomy"
|Page(s)||187 - 190|
|Published online||23 May 2007|
N. Epchtein and M. Candidi (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 25 (2007) 187-190
Thermal InfraRed Observations at Dôme C: A Valuable Extension for HYPERLEDA
Université Lyon 1, Observatoire de Lyon, CNRS, UMR 5574, 69230
The outstanding atmospheric conditions of the Dôme C give a unique opportunity to survey the sky in the thermal infrared reaching interesting sensitivity limits for extragalactic astronomy. It will allow to survey the very obscured region of the Galactic Plane, to detect numerous Ultra-Luminous InfraRed Galaxies, a class of extremely powerful galaxies in the infrared wavelengths. The detection of individual Cepheids in nearby galaxies will be possible and will lead to eliminate a biais in the determination of the extragalactic distances scale. Our extragalactic database HyperLeda will benefit from new infrared data.
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