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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.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 by Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Extra Information: Panoramic Views of Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Volume: 399 Year: 2008
Edited by Tadayuki Kodama, Toru Yamada, Kentaro Aoki
ISBN: 978-1-58381-668-4
e-ISBN: 978-1-58381-669-1
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
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Item ID: 25529
Depositing User: Tracy Bartlett
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2010 09:49
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2010 17:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/25529
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