Infrared Astronomy

Infrared astronomy began in the 1830s, which a few decades after the discovery of infrared light by William Herschel in 1800. Early advancement was limited, and it was not until the early 20th century that conclusive discoveries of astronomical objects other than the Sun and Moon were noticed in infrared light. After some of the discoveries which were made in the 1950s and 1960s in radio astronomy, the astronomers realized that the information available outside the visible wavelength range, and modern infrared astronomy was recognized.

Infrared astronomy is the study astronomy and astrophysics that studies astronomical substances noticeable in infrared radiation. The infrared light ranges from 0.75 mm to 300 mm of wavelength. Infrared decreases in between the visible radiation which ranges from 380 nm to 750 nm waves. Optical Infrared astronomy and are often practiced using the same telescopes, and as the same mirrors or lenses which are usually effective over a wavelength range that includes both visible and infrared light.

  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Astronomical interferometers
  • Star clusters
  • Spectral index
  • Raman spectroscopy

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