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Paper: Observing the Galactic Center in the Mid-Infrared
Volume: 439, The Galactic Center: a Window to the Nuclear Environment of Disk Galaxies
Page: 35
Authors: Thibon, M.; Haubois, X.; Dodds-Eden, K.; Weiss, A.; Paumard, T.; Clénet, Y.; Perrin, G.; Gillessen, S.; Genzel, R.; Rouan, D.; Pantin, É.
Abstract: We report the observations in the mid-infrared in the frame of the Galactic Center Large Program. We have determined color temperature of several point sources, around 300 K, and of the Minispiral, homogeneous around 170 K. Combined with observations in the submillimeter and the near-infrared the July 22nd 2007, the observations in mid-infrared have enable us to place a tight upper limit of 11.2 mJy in the de-reddened mid-infrared emission of Sgr A*. This upper limit in the mid-infrared domain enabled us to improve the model on emission process of Sgr A*.
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