- The Promise of Recent and Future Observatories and Instruments
- Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
- Volume | Issue number
- 9 | S297
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API)
The identification of the carrier(s) of diffuse interstellar bands (DIBs) is one of the oldest mysteries in stellar spectroscopy. With the advent of 8-10m-class telescopes substantial progress has been made in measuring the properties of DIBs in the optical and near-infrared wavelength domain, not only in the Galaxy, but also in different environments encountered in Local Group galaxies and beyond. Still, the DIB carriers have remained unidentified. The coming decade will witness the development of extremely large telescopes (GMT, TMT and E-ELT) and their instrumentation. In this overview I will highlight the current instrumentation plan of these future observatories, emphasizing their potential role in solving the enigma of the DIBs.
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- Proceedings title: The diffuse interstellar bands: proceedings of the 297th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union
held in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands, May 20-24, 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of publication: Cambridge
Editors: J. Cami, N.L.J. Cox
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