The European Large Area ISO survey - VIII. 90-mu m final analysis and source counts

Heraudeau, P. and Oliver, S. and del Burgo, C. and Kiss, C. and Stickel, M. and Mueller, T. and Rowan-Robinson, M. and Efstathiou, A. and Surace, C. and Toth, L.V. and Serjeant, S. and Alexander, D.M. and Franceschini, A. and Lemke, D. and Morel, T. and Perez-Fournon, I. and Puget, J.L. and Rigopoulou, D. and Rocca-Volmerange, B. and Verma, A. (2004) The European Large Area ISO survey - VIII. 90-mu m final analysis and source counts. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 354 (3). pp. 924-934. ISSN 0035-8711. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

We present a re-analysis of the European Large Area Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) Survey (ELAIS) 90-mum observations carried out with ISOPHOT, an instrument on board the ISO of the European Space Agency. With more than 12 deg(2), the ELAIS survey is the largest area covered by ISO in a single programme and is about one order of magnitude deeper than the IRAS 100-mum survey. The data analysis is presented and was mainly performed with the PHOT interactive analysis software but using the pairwise method of Stickel et al. for signal processing from edited raw data to signal per chopper plateau. The ELAIS 90-mum catalogue contains 237 reliable sources with fluxes larger than 70 mJy and is available in the electronic version of this article. Number counts are presented and show an excess above the no-evolution model prediction. This confirms the strong evolution detected at shorter (15 mum) and longer (170 mum) wavelengths in other ISO surveys. The ELAIS counts are in agreement with previous works at 90 mum and in particular with the deeper counts extracted from the Lockman hole observations. Comparison with recent evolutionary models show that the models of Franceschini et al. and Guiderdoni et al. (which includes a heavily extinguished population of galaxies) give the best fit to the data. Deeper observations are nevertheless required to discriminate better between the model predictions in the far-infrared, and are scheduled with the Spitzer Space Telescope, which has already started operating, and will also be performed by ASTRO-F.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled keywords: surveys; galaxies : evolution; galaxies : formation; infrared : galaxies
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Maggie Francis
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2008 15:59
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:46
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/11784 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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