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Infrared Astronomy in Antarctica
In Antarctica the cold and dry air is expected to provide the best observing conditions on the Earth for astronomical observations from infra-red to sub-millimeter. To enjoy the advantages in Antarctica, we have a plan to make astronomical observations at Dome Fuji, which is located at inland Antarctica. However, the harsh environment is very problematic. For example, the temperature comes down to as low as -80 degree Celsius in winter, where instruments designed for temperate environment would not work. In this context, we have developed a 40 cm infra-red telescope, which is dedicated for the use even in winter at Dome Fuji. We are now planning the construction of 2m-class infrared telescope.
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Tohoku University
Graduate School of Science, Faculty of Science
Astronomical Institute

Last update July. 13, 2016
Takashi Ichikawa
Astronomical Institute
Graduate School of Science
Tohoku University

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