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Paper: Infrared All-Sky Survey with ASTRO-F
Volume: 289, The Proceedings of the IAU 8th Asian-Pacific Regional Meeting, Volume I
Page: 117
Authors: Shibai, H.
Abstract: ASTRO-F (IRIS) is the first Japanese satellite to be dedicated to infrared astronomy. The primary purpose of this project is to investigate the birth and evolution of galaxies in the early universe by deep and wide-field surveys at wavelengths of 2 to 200 micron. In the far-infrared wavelength band, ASTRO-F will achieve an all-sky survey like the IRAS survey with more than ten times higher sensitivity and several times better spatial resolution. In the near- and mid-infrared regions, wide area sky-surveys will be made for pre-selected fields. In addition to these photometric surveys, low-resolution spectroscopic capabilities are available for all wavelength bands. ASTRO-F will make a fundamental database for future more advanced observatories in the next generation.
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