Deep extragalactic surveys around the ecliptic poles with AKARI (ASTRO-F)

Matsuhara, Hideo and Wada, Takehiko and Matsuura, Shuji and Nakagawa, Takao and Kawada, Mitsunobu and Ohyama, Youichi and Pearson, Chris P. and Oyabu, Shinki and Takagi, Toshinobu and Serjeant, Stephen and White, Glann J. and Hanami, Hitoshi and Watarai, Hidenori and Takeuchi, Tsutomu T. and Kodama, Tadayuki and Arimoto, Nobuo and Okamura, Sadanori and Lee, Hyung Mok and Pak, Soojong and Im, Myung Shin and Lee, Myung Gyoon and Kim, Woojung and Jeong, Woong Seob and Imai, Koji and Fujishiro, Naofumi and Shirahata, Mai and Suzuki, Toyoaki and Ihara, Chiaki and Sakons, Itsuki (2006) Deep extragalactic surveys around the ecliptic poles with AKARI (ASTRO-F). Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, 58 (4). pp. 673-694. ISSN 0004-6264. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

AKARI (formerly ASTRO-F) is an infrared space telescope designed for an all-sky survey at 10-180 mu m, and deep pointed surveys of selected areas at 2-180 mu m. The deep pointed surveys with AKARI will significantly advance our understanding of galaxy evolution, the structure formation of the universe, the nature of buried AGNs, and the cosmic infrared background. We describe here the important characteristics of the AKARI mission, the orbit, and attitude control system, and investigate the optimum survey area based on the updated pre-flight sensitivities of AKARI, taking into account the cirrus confusion noise as well as the surface density of bright stars. The North Ecliptic Pole is concluded to be the best area for 2-26 mu m deep surveys, while the low-cirrus noise regions around the South Ecliptic Pole are worth considering for 50-180 mu m pointed surveys to high sensitivities limited by the galaxy confusion noise. Current observational plans concerning these pointed surveys are described in detail. Comparing these surveys with deep surveys using the Spitzer Space Telescope, the AKARI deep surveys are particularly unique in respect of their continuous wavelength coverage over the 2-26 Am range in broad-band deep imaging, and their slitless spectroscopy mode over the same wavelength range.

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Additional information: Matsuhara, Hideo Wada, Takehiko Matsuura, Shuji Nakagawa, Takao Kawada, Mitsunobu Ohyama, Youichi Pearson, Chris P. Oyabu, Shinki Takagi, Toshinobu Serjeant, Stephen White, Glenn J. Hanami, Hitoshi Watarai, Hidenori Takeuchi, Tsutomu T. Kodama, Tadayuki Arimoto, Nobuo Okamura, Sadanori Lee, Hyung Mok Pak, Soojong Im, Myung Shin Lee, Myung Gyoon Kim, Woojung Jeong, Woong-Seob Imai, Koji Fujishiro, Naofumi Shirahata, Mai Suzuki, Toyoaki Ihara, Chiaki Sakons, Itsuki 84 ASTRONOMICAL SOC JAPAN 082GZ
Uncontrolled keywords: galaxies : evolution; galaxies : statistics; infrared : galaxies; space vehicles : instruments
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Maggie Francis
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2009 12:33
Last Modified: 02 May 2014 11:35
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/10914 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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