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VLT/X-Shooter survey of near-infrared diffuse interstellar bands

Authors
  • F, Salama
  • Nlj, Cox
  • Jan Cami
  • L, Kaper
  • P, Ehrenfreund
  • B H, Foing
  • B B, Ochsendorf
  • Shm, Van Hooff
Type
Published Article
Journal
ScienceOpen Astronomy & Astrophysics
Publisher
ScienceOpen
Publication Date
Aug 31, 2014
Volume
569
Pages
117–117
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

Context. The unknown identity of the diffuse interstellar band (DIB) carriers poses one of the longest standing unresolved problems in astrophysics. While the presence, properties, and behaviour of hundreds of optical DIBs between 4000 Å and 9000 Å have been well established, information on DIBs in both the ultra-violet and near-infrared (NIR) ranges is limited. Aims. In this paper, we present a spectral survey of the NIR range, from 0.9 μ m to 2.5 μ m. Our observations were designed to detect new DIBs, confirm previously ...

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