Philip R. Blanco
Calibration/Guest Observer Support Scientist, HEXTE
Center for Astrophysics & Space
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive,
La Jolla, CA 92093-0424.
Phone: +1 (619) 534-3718. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fax: +1 (619) 534-2294.
Philip Blanco received his PhD in Astronomy from the University of Edinburgh in 1991 for his
observations of active galaxies at UKIRT (thesis title:
Testing unified models of active galaxies through infrared
spectroscopy). After a 2-year SERC/NATO Fellowship at UCSD's Center for Astrophysics & Space
Sciences (CASS) and 9
months working on IUE, Rosat and ASCA observations, Dr. Blanco joined the HEXTE team in 1994 to assist with instrument
calibration, in-orbit checkout and guest observer support, and is in
frequent contact with the RXTE GOF.
Dr. Blanco is the author of the HEXTE
chapters in the XTE NASA Research Announcement and the
XTE Instrument Operations Users' Guide, and (in case you hadn't
noticed!) is also the HEXTE Webmaster. His scientific research
See the latest near-infrared
imaging of the region containing the Bursting Pulsar, GROJ1744-28.
- Multiwavelength observations of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN):
- X-ray/UV/infrared studies of starburst galaxies
- Infrared imaging and spectroscopy of star-forming regions
- Fitting and deconvolution techniques, e.g. pixons.
Dr. Blanco also established and continues to maintain the CASS preprint
library, and is closely involved with the organization of the Marlar library and
weekly informal seminars.
Recent Publications available online:
These have nothing to do with CASS, the University of California or its
- Detection of hard X-ray emission from Mkn 463.
Ueno, S., Koyama, K., Awaki, H., Hayashi, I. & Blanco, P. R., 1996.
PASJ, 48, 389. (Postscript)
- K band photometry of
Blanco, P. R., Lidman, C. & Glazebrook, K., 1996. IAU Circular
- The High Energy X-ray Timing Experiment on XTE.
Gruber, D. E., Blanco, P. R., Heindl, W. A., Pelling, M. R., Rothschild, R. E. & Hink, P.
L., 1996. Astr. Astrophys. Supp. Ser. 120, C641.
- H I absorption toward the nucleus of the powerful radio galaxy
Cygnus A: evidence for an atomic obscuring torus?
Conway, J. E. & Blanco, P. R., 1995.
Ap. J. (Letters), 449, L131.
(Adobe Acrobat PDF).
- HI absorption in Cygnus A.
Blanco, P. R. & Conway, J. E., 1996. in ``Cygnus A - study of a radio
Greenbank Workshop, held in Greenbank, WVA, May 1-4 1995),
eds. C. L. Carilli & D. E. Harris (Cambridge University Press), p. 69.
- Broad H alpha
in the high redshift radio galaxy 3C22.
Lawrence, A., Ward, M. J. & Blanco, P. R., 1995. MNRAS,
- Thermal infrared imaging of GGD27-IRS. The active pre-main sequence star
Aspin, C., Puxley, P. J., Blanco, P. R., Piña, R. K. Pickup, D. A., Paterson,
M. J., Sylvester, J., Laird, D. C., Bridger, A., Daly, P. N. & Griffin, J.
L., 1994. Astr. Astrophys, 292, L9.
- Application of the Pixon Based
Restoration to HST Spectra & Comparison to the Richardson-Lucy & Jansson
Algorithms: Restoration of Absorption Lines.
Beaver, E. A., Blanco, P. R., Piña, R. K. & Puetter, R. C., 1994 - in
The Restoration of HST Images and
Spectra-II. eds R. J. Hanisch & R. L. White (Space Telescope Science
Institute), p. 272. (Postscript)
Infrared spectroscopy of Cygnus A - implications for the obscured active
Ward, M. J., Blanco, P. R., Wilson, A. S. & Nishida, M.
Last updated 1996 December 5 by Philip Blanco