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Akari (satellite)

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Akari (ASTRO-F) is an infrared astronomy satellite developed by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, in cooperation with institutes of Europe and Korea. [1]

35 relations: Active galactic nucleus, Aperture, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Coordinated Universal Time, Cygnus (constellation), Daiwa Adrian Prize, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Far infrared, Geocentric orbit, Globular cluster, Helium, Infrared astronomy, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Standard Time, Japanese yen, JAXA, Large Magellanic Cloud, List of space telescopes, Luminous infrared galaxy, M-V, Micrometer, Micrometre, Milky Way, Nebula, Pinwheel Galaxy, Ritchey–Chrétien telescope, Silicon carbide, Small Magellanic Cloud, Space telescope, SPICA (spacecraft), Sun-synchronous orbit, Supernova, Uchinoura Space Center, Vulpecula, 47 Tucanae.

Active galactic nucleus

An active galactic nucleus (AGN) is a compact region at the center of a galaxy that has a much higher than normal luminosity over at least some portion—and possibly all—of the electromagnetic spectrum, with characteristics indicating that the excess luminosity is not produced by stars.

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In optics, an aperture is a hole or an opening through which light travels.

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Astronomy & Astrophysics

Astronomy & Astrophysics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering theoretical, observational, and instrumental astronomy and astrophysics.

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Coordinated Universal Time

No description.

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Cygnus (constellation)

Cygnus is a northern constellation lying on the plane of the Milky Way, deriving its name from the Latinized Greek word for swan.

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Daiwa Adrian Prize

This Daiwa Adrian Prize is an award given by The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, a UK charity, to scientists who have made significant achievements in science through Anglo-Japanese collaborative research.

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Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a United Kingdom-based charity (registered no. 299955) established in 1988 to support closer links between Britain and Japan.

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Far infrared

Far infrared (FIR) is a region in the infrared spectrum of electromagnetic radiation.

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Geocentric orbit

A geocentric orbit or Earth orbit involves any object orbiting Planet Earth, such as the Moon or artificial satellites.

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Globular cluster

A globular cluster is a spherical collection of stars that orbits a galactic core as a satellite.

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Helium (from lit) is a chemical element with symbol He and atomic number 2.

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Infrared astronomy

Infrared astronomy is the branch of astronomy and astrophysics that studies astronomical objects visible in infrared (IR) radiation.

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Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

(ISAS) is a Japanese national research organization of astrophysics using rockets, astronomical satellites and interplanetary probes which played a major role in Japan's space development.

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Japan Standard Time

is the standard timezone in Japan, 9 hours ahead of UTC (i.e. it is UTC+09:00).

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Japanese yen

The is the official currency of Japan.

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The is the Japanese national aerospace and space agency.

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Large Magellanic Cloud

The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

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List of space telescopes

This list of space telescopes (astronomical space observatories) is grouped by major frequency ranges: gamma ray, x-ray, ultraviolet, visible, infrared, microwave and radio.

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Luminous infrared galaxy

Luminous infrared galaxies or LIRGs are galaxies with luminosities, the measurement of brightness, above.

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The M-V rocket, also called M-5 or Mu-5, was a Japanese solid-fuel rocket designed to launch scientific satellites.

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A micrometer, sometimes known as a micrometer screw gauge, is a device incorporating a calibrated screw widely used for precise measurement of components in mechanical engineering and machining as well as most mechanical trades, along with other metrological instruments such as dial, vernier, and digital calipers.

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The micrometre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; SI symbol: μm) or micrometer (American spelling), also commonly known as a micron, is an SI derived unit of length equaling (SI standard prefix "micro-".

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Milky Way

The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System.

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A nebula (Latin for "cloud" or "fog"; pl. nebulae, nebulæ, or nebulas) is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases.

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Pinwheel Galaxy

The Pinwheel Galaxy (also known as Messier 101, M101 or NGC 5457) is a face-on spiral galaxy distanced 21 million light-years (six megaparsecs) away from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major.

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Ritchey–Chrétien telescope

A Ritchey–Chrétien telescope (RCT or simply RC) is a specialized variant of the Cassegrain telescope that has a hyperbolic primary mirror and a hyperbolic secondary mirror designed to eliminate off-axis optical errors (coma).

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Silicon carbide

Silicon carbide (SiC), also known as carborundum, is a semiconductor containing silicon and carbon.

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Small Magellanic Cloud

The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), or Nubecula Minor, is a dwarf galaxy near the Milky Way.

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Space telescope

A space telescope or space observatory is an instrument located in outer space to observe distant planets, galaxies and other astronomical objects.

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SPICA (spacecraft)

The Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics (SPICA), initially called HII-L2 after the launch vehicle and orbit, is a proposed infrared space telescope, follow-on to the successful Akari space observatory.

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Sun-synchronous orbit

A Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO, also called a heliosynchronous orbit) is a nearly polar orbit around a planet, in which the satellite passes over any given point of the planet's surface at the same local mean solar time.

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A supernova (plural: supernovae or supernovas, abbreviations: SN and SNe) is a transient astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar evolutionary stages of a star's life, either a massive star or a white dwarf, whose destruction is marked by one final, titanic explosion.

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Uchinoura Space Center

The is a space launch facility close to the Japanese town of Kimotsuki, in Kagoshima Prefecture.

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Vulpecula is a faint constellation in the northern sky.

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47 Tucanae

47 Tucanae, 47 Tuc (or NGC 104) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Tucana.

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AKARI, ASTRO-F, Akari (Astro-F), Far infrared surveyor, Far-Infrared Surveyor, Far-infrared Surveyor, InfraRed Imaging Surveyor.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akari_(satellite)

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