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AFGL Four Color Infrared Sky Survey

(AFGL)
(1970s infrared survey)

The AFGL Four Color Infrared Sky Survey was a rocket-based astronomical survey of infrared sources carried out in the early 1970s with nine sub-orbital rocket missions, by the AFGL (Air Force Geophysics Laboratory). A 1980s revision of the catalog using additional observations is indicated by the designator RAFGL (Revised AFGL).


(survey,infrared,space,all sky)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAFGL
https://apps.dtic.mil/docs/citations/ADA034448
https://apps.dtic.mil/docs/citations/ADA134007
https://users.physics.unc.edu/~gcsloan/personal/afglhist.html
PrefixExample  
AFGLAFGL 4029 
RAFGLRAFGL 50811980s enlarged revision

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