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Paper: Submillimeter Imaging of NGC 891 with SHARC
Volume: 177, Astrophysics with Infrared Surveys: A Prelude to SIRTF
Page: 207
Authors: Serabyn, E.; Lis, D. C.; Dowell, C. D.; Benford, D. J.; Hunter, T. R.; Trewhella, M.; Moseley, S. H.
Abstract: The advent of submillimeter wavelength array cameras operating on large ground-based telescopes is revolutionizing imaging at these wavelengths, enabling high-resolution submillimeter surveys of dust emission in star-forming regions and galaxies. Here we present a recent 350 micron image of the edge-on galaxy NGC 891, which was obtained with the Submillimeter High Angular Resolution Camera (SHARC) at the Caltech Sbumillimeter Observatory (CSO). We find that high resolution submillimeter data is a vital complement to shorter wavelength satellite data, which enables a reliable separation of the cold dust component seen at millimeter wavelengths from the warmer component which dominates the far-infrared (FIR) luminosity.
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