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Session 24 - Star Formation in the Galaxy & the LMC.
Display session, Tuesday, June 10
South Main Hall,
We have observed the Large Magellanic Cloud using the UVISI instruments aboard the MSX spacecraft, which was successfully launched on 1996 April 24. The capabilities of MSX for astronomy have been described by Price (1995), and by Price et al. (1996). The UVISI instruments include one wide-field (13.1 degrees by 10.5 degrees) ultraviolet imager, one wide-field visible imager, one narrow-field (1.28 degrees by 1.59 degrees) ultraviolet imager, one narrow-field visible imager, and five imaging spectrometers covering the spectral range 130 to 900 nm. The visible imagers were not used in observing the Large Magellanic Cloud. Comparisons are made between images from the ultraviolet instrumentation and existing visible images to indicate the relative concentration of ultraviolet light particularly around regions of star formation.
Price, S. D. 1995, Space Sci. Rev., 74, 81
Price, S. D. et al., 1996, IAU Symposium No. 179, Baltimore
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