The properties of near-infrared diffuse interstellar bands

M. G. Rawlings, A. J. Adamson, B. J. McCall, T. H. Kerr

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In addition to the hundreds of known visual-wavelength Diffuse Interstellar Bands (DIBs), a number of DIBs in the near-infrared (NIR) are now also known to exist. We present here high-resolution UKIRT echelle spectroscopy of two of the NIR DIBs toward sightlines exhibiting a range of visual extinctions. Variations in the strengths and profile shapes of the bands are considered in the context of known properties of the narrow DIBs at visual wavelengths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS297
StatePublished - Feb 2014


  • ISM: lines and bands
  • ISM: molecules
  • dust
  • extinction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science


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