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Deep Near-IR Images


Deep near-IR images were taken to produce high-resolution extinction maps of selected regions using the NICER algorithm. We discovered that in deep enough exposures these dark clouds glow with reflected galactic light, a phenomenon we named Cloudshine. Images are available through the following links, and extinction maps will be released when they are finished.

Available Data Products

Description Status Observation Date
Deep-IR images of selected regions in Perseus Working (some data/images restricted) January 2005
High Resolution Extinction maps of selected regions in Perseus Release A (Restricted to collaborators) January 2005
Deep-IR images of selected regions in Ophiuchus Being Reduced (collaborators only) June 2005
Contact Person

Jonathan Foster, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Telescope Information

Calar Alto 3.5-m
CTIO Blanco 4-m