The warm spitzer mission: Opportunities to study galactic structure and the interstellar medium

R. A. Benjamin, B. T. Draine, R. Indebetouw, C. J. Lada, S. R. Majewski, I. N. Reid, M. F. Skrutskie

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Abstract

The Spitzer Space Telescope Warm Mission capability, specifically broadband IRAC imaging at 3.6 and 4.5 μm, provides a unique opportunity to probe the content and structure of the Milky Way's disk, particularly along lines of sight that suffer significant interstellar obscuration. This white paper examines the factors that favor and constrain the application of a warm Spitzer to Galactic structure and interstellar medium science. Although the paper briefly discusses some specific survey choices, its primary purpose is to highlight the value of an extended Spitzer mission and outline the factors that might influence the construction of a large proposal focused on Galactic science in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Science Opportunities of the Warm Spitzer Mission Workshop
Pages101-121
Number of pages21
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventThe Science Opportunities of the Warm Spitzer Mission Workshop - Pasadena, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2007Jun 5 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume943
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherThe Science Opportunities of the Warm Spitzer Mission Workshop
CountryUnited States
CityPasadena, CA
Period6/4/076/5/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Keywords

  • Galaxy:stellar content
  • Galaxy:structure
  • ISM
  • Infrared astronomical observations
  • Spitzer Space Telescope
  • Stars

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