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Paper: The extent of far-IR emission in luminous galaxies
Volume: 73, Airborne Astronomy Symposium on the Galactic Ecosystem: From Gas to Stars to Dust
Page: 159
Authors: Lester, Dan F.
Abstract: The size of far-infrared emission in luminous IR galaxies is an important parameter in studies of its source. The KAO is the largest aperture that can be brought to bear on the continuum emission of these galaxies at their far-infrared spectral peak. It therefore offers the best opportunity for probing the extent of this emission on the smallest possible scales. In this paper, I give a retrospective on efforts at the University of Texas, over the last decade, to use the KAO to understand the distribution of far-infrared continuum emission in luminous IR galaxies.
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