For night vision, thermal imagers based on uncooled bolometric
sensors with 384x288 or 640x480 resolutions are available.
The broad coverage of the photometric bands made it possible to estimate the total, or bolometric
flux, being radiated by the SN, which is the parameter most easily compared with theoretical models.
With a focus on how mid-infrared spectroscopy can explain the contribution of star formation and active galactic nuclei to the bolometric
luminosity of individual extragalactic sources, these proceedings of the November 2005 conference provide an overview of the roles of both infrared imaging and spectroscopy in studying astrophysical environments.
Currently we know all three parameters (the mass, the bolometric
absolute stellar magnitude, and the spectral class) for approximately two hundred stars.
NIST microwave power standards consist of microcalorimeters as primary reference standards and bolometric
detectors as secondary transfer standards.