Mid-infrared all-sky survey with AKARI/IRC

Daisuke Ishihara, Takashi Onaka, Hirokazu Kataza, Hideaki Fujiwara, Satoshi Takita, Carlos Alfageme, Martin Cohen, Naofumi Fujishiro, Pedro Garcia-Lario, Sunao Hasegawa, Yoshifusa Ita, Woojung Kim, Takao Nakagawa, Hideo Matsuhara, Toshio Matsumoto, Hiroshi Murakami, Youichi Ohyama, Shinki Oyabu, Jeonghyun Pyo, Itsuki SakonAlberto Salama, Craig Stephenson, Hiroshi Shibai, Toshihiko Tanabe, Kazunori Uemizu, Munetaka Ueno, Fumihiko Usui, Takehiko Wada, Hidenori Watarai, Chisato Yamauchi, Issei Yamamura

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008
Subtitle of host publicationOptical, Infrared, and Millimeter
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter - Marseille, France
Duration: 2008 Jun 232008 Jun 28

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter


  • All-sky survey
  • Mid-infrared


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