By Benjamin Hale, Bradford Morrow

Conjunctions: sixty one, A Menagerie gathers essays, fiction, and poetry that think the area of our fellow beings, animals. Cultural mythologies and pantheons are populated with snakes, monkeys, cats, jackals, whales: a forged of characters whose tales exhibit how complicated and wildly contradictory our species' dating with different animals is. They're buddies, enemies, instruments, nutrients. Descartes deliberated approximately no matter if animals have souls, determining they didn't. Linnaeus cataloged them. Darwin attached us to them. Wild or tame, sinless or soulless, the animal is a chimera of transferring identities, either mundane and mysterious. that includes interviews with William S. Burroughs and Temple Grandin, essays by way of animal experimenters Vint Virga and Dale Peterson, fiction via Russell Banks and Joyce Carol Oates, and paintings by means of many others, this selection of inventive new writing deals uncaged entry to the lives of the nonhuman creatures that encompass us.

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Chopping is often complicated by the presence of astronomical sources in the “sky beam,” so that a judicious choice of chopping amplitude and angle is generally necessary to avoid background-subtraction problems in crowded fields. The chopping system must thus allow for changes in the direction of chopping and for variable amplitude, usually up to 30 arcseconds. The chopping profile should be as close to a square wave as possible. In general, the maximum chopping frequency is constrained by the settling time of the secondary mirror, which is typically in the 20–50 ms range.

Astronomical Observations less than a corresponding blackbody because of its gaseous nature. The emission will approach that of a blackbody, which peaks at about 12 µm, only in those bands which have strong absorption and thus strong emission. A typical background flux measured by an infrared-optimized telescope is plotted in Fig. 6. 3 µm. This has the fortunate result that thermal emission will be low in those bands where the atmosphere is relatively transparent. On the other hand, beyond 2 µm, observations from the ground become increasingly difficult because of thermal emission by the telescope itself.

Photometric wavelength bands and flux densities for a magnitude zero object. 1 Source: Refs. 3 gives apparent magnitudes and flux densities outside the atmosphere in the V-band (visible) for a few typical sources. 3. Apparent magnitude and flux density of typical objects in V . 4·104 ∼3·10−9 Distribution of sources of interest in the sky A number of factors must be considered when selecting targets for a given scientific program. Certain targets are unique or nearly so and leave little leeway for optimizing observations.

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