Characteristics Of Ir Variable Stars As Observed From Orbit

  title={Characteristics Of Ir Variable Stars As Observed From Orbit},
  author={Stephen Paul Maran and Thomas F. Heinsheimer and Thomas Stocker and R. D. Chapman and Robert Wesley Hobbs and Andrew G. Michalitsanos},
  booktitle={Optics & Photonics},
We have studied a selection of infrared variable stars at wavelength 2.7 μm during 1971-1975 with data from U.S. Air Force satellites. Stars observed in this program are classified as long-period variable stars, semiregular variables, and irregular variables and are among the strongest stellar sources at this wavelength. In addition, a few new, as yet unclassified variable stars were identified during the course of the investigation. Time scales of reproducible variations range from a few weeks… CONTINUE READING