CAMISTIC: THz/submm astronomy at Dome C in Antarctica

Minier, Vincent et al., 2007, Highlights of Astronomy, 14, 709 | View on ADS (2007HiA....14..709M) | Access via DOI


Submillimetre (submm) astronomy is the prime technique to unveil the birth and early evolution of a broad range of astrophysical objects. It is a relatively new branch of observational astrophysics which focuses on studies of the cold Universe, i.e., objects radiating a significant if not dominant fraction of their energy at wavelengths ranging from ̃ 100 μm to ̃ 1 mm. Submm continuum observations are particularly powerful to measure the luminosities, temperatures and masses of cold dust emitting objects. Examples of such objects include star-forming clouds in our Galaxy, prestellar cores and deeply embedded protostars, protoplanetary disks around young stars, as well as nearby starburst galaxies and dust-enshrouded high-redshift galaxies in the early Universe.

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