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Paper: The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer
Volume: 418, AKARI, a Light to Illuminate the Misty Universe
Page: 359
Authors: Wright, E. L.
Abstract: The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) will map the whole sky in the thermal infrared, filling a gap in sensitive all-sky surveys between the 2MASS near infrared survey and the AKARI Far-Infrared Survey. WISE will survey the sky in 6 months following its launch and in-orbit checkout. Launch is currently scheduled for November, 2009. WISE should cover more than 95% of sky with sensitivities of 120, 160, 650 & 2600 μJy or better in bands centered at 3.3, 4.7, 12 & 23 μm wavelength. The angular resolution should be 6 arcsec except at 23 μm where diffraction gives 12 arcsec.
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