EAS Publications Series
Volume 33, 20082nd ARENA Conference: The Astrophysical Science Cases at Dome C
|Page(s)||57 - 62|
|Published online||13 November 2008|
H. Zinnecker, N. Epchtein and H. Rauer (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 33 (2008) 57-62
WISE – the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer
UCLA Astronomy, PO Box 951547, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547, USA
The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) will map the whole sky in 6 months following its launch and in-orbit checkout. Launch is currently scheduled for November, 2009. WISE should cover more than 95% of sky with sensitvities of 120, 160, 650 & 2600 μJy in bands centered at 3.3, 4.7, 12 & 23 μm wavelength. The angular resolution should be 6'' except at 23 μm where diffraction gives 12''. The low thermal background makes telescopes at Dome C very useful for follow-up observations of WISE sources.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2008
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