The AKARI cosmological surveys: initial results and new capabilities

Takagi, T.; Matsuhara, H.; Matsuura, S.; Wada, T.; Oyabu, S.; Hanami, H.; Goto, T.; Ohyama, Y.; Shirahata, M.; Pearson, C. P.; Lee, H. M.; Im, M.; Serjeant, S.; White, G. and Nakagawa, T. (2008). The AKARI cosmological surveys: initial results and new capabilities. In: Panoramic Views of Galaxy Formation and Evolution, 11-16 Dec 2007, Hayama, Japan.

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Abstract

Using AKARI, the first Japanese satellite dedicated to infrared astronomy, we conducted multi-band large-area surveys around the ecliptic poles. The north ecliptic pole (NEP) is the best region for AKARI which has a sunsynchronous orbit that allows it conduct legacy surveys with all AKARI bands, i.e. nine bands in 2 – 24 μm and 4 bands in 65 – 160 μm. We prove that this survey, which has such unprecedented infrared wavelength coverage, is certainly unique and useful to search out new galaxy populations such as ”PAH-luminous” galaxies.

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