Infrared surveys from Antarctica

Jeremy Bailey*

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The very low background observed from Antarctica in a window from about 2·25 to 2·45 μm can be exploited as a way of making deep near-IR surveys over wide areas of sky. Imaging surveys using the entire window can cover large areas of sky to limits of around K = 20, and can be used to study galaxy evolution and to search for high-redshift quasars, dust-obscured quasars and brown dwarfs. It is also possible to make spectroscopic surveys in this window. The window includes molecular hydrogen emission and CO absorption in galactic sources, and can also be used to search for emission lines such as Hα in high-redshift star-forming galaxies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-9
Number of pages3
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • Brown dwarfs
  • Galaxies: Evolution
  • Galaxies: Formation
  • Infrared: Galaxies
  • Infrared: General
  • Quasars: General
  • Stars: Low-mass

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