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Paper: AKARI; Mid-Infrared All-Sky Survey
Volume: 418, AKARI, a Light to Illuminate the Misty Universe
Page: 9
Authors: Ishihara, D.; Onaka, T.; Kataza, H.; Fujiwara, H.; Takita, S.; Alfageme, C.; Cohen, M.; Fujishiro, N.; García-Lario, P.; Hasegawa, S.; Ita, Y.; Kim, W.; Nakagawa, T.; Matsuhara, H.; Matsumoto, T.; Murakami, H.; Ohyama, Y.; Oyabu, S.; Pyo, J.; Sakon, I.; Salama, A.; Stephenson, C.; Shibai, H.; Tanabe, T.; Uemizu, K.; Ueno, M.; Usui, F.; Wada, T.; Watarai, H.; Yamauchi, C.; Yamamura, I.
Abstract: AKARI is the first Japanese astronomical infrared satellite mission orbiting around the Earth in a sun-synchronous polar orbit at the altitude of 700 km. One of the major observation programs of the AKARI is an all-sky survey in the mid- to far-infrared spectral regions with 6 photometric bands. The mid-infrared part of the AKARI All-Sky Survey was carried out with the Infrared Camera (IRC) at the 9 and 18 μm bands with the sensitivity of about 50 and 120 mJy (5σ per scan), respectively. The spatial resolution is about 9.4” at both bands. AKARI mid-infrared (MIR) all-sky survey substantially improves the MIR dataset of the IRAS survey of two decades ago and provides a significant database for studies of various fields of astronomy ranging from star-formation and debris disk systems to cosmology. This paper describes the current status of the data reduction and the characteristics of the AKARI MIR all-sky survey data.
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