Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects (Last update: 02-Nov-2023)
Result of query: info cati MSX5C$
Details on Acronym: MSX5C MSX5C (Midcourse Space Experiment, 5C(?))
Object:(IR) (SIMBAD class: MidIR = Mid-IR Source (3 to 30 µm))
Note:The principal objective of the astronomy experiments abroad the Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) was to complete the census of the mid-infrared (4.2-25mum) sky: the areas missed by the IRAS mission (about 4/100 of the sky was not surveyed by IRAS), and the Galactic Plane where the sensitivity of IRAS was degraded by confusion noise in the regions of high source densities or structured extended emission. The infrared instrument on MSX is named SPIRIT III; it is a 35cm clear aperture off-axis telescope with five line scanned infrared focal plane arrays of 18.3arcsec square pixels, with a high sensitivity (0.1Jy at 8.3mum). The characteristics of the 6 bands B1, B2, A, C, D and E are summarized in the "Note (1)" below. The data are contained in 7 files according to the location on the sky: 5 are related to the Galactic Plane, one (non-plane) contains the IRAS gap catalog, one is related to the Large Magellanic Cloud.
=E=Catalogue in electronic form as V/107Originof the Acronym: A = Assigned by the author(s)