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About BICE

An extensive galactic plane survey of [CII] line emission at 158 microns has been made in 1991 and 1992 by using a balloon-borne telescope (BICE, the Balloon-borne Infrared Carbon Explorer) with a cryogenically cooled Fabry-Perot spectrometer (Okuda et al. 1994). Integrated intensities of the extended [CII] line emission from -106 [deg] to +26 [deg] in galactic longitude and ±5 [deg] in galactic latitude were precisely measured.

The [CII] line emission is generated in moderately ionized region, and used as an important probe of physical and chemical processes in the interstellar space and global structure of the Galaxy.

Last Modified: 29 January 2018