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ISOPHOT far-infrared serendipity sky survey

Stickel, M. and Lemke, D. and Bogun, S. and Klaas, U. and Kunkel, M. and Tóth, L. V. and Hotzel, S. and Herbstmeier, U. and Kessler, M. F. and Laureijs, R. J. and Burgdorf, M. and Beichman, C. A. and Rowan-Robinson, M. and Efstathiou, A. and Richter, G. and Braun, M. (1998) ISOPHOT far-infrared serendipity sky survey. In: Observatory Operations to Optimize Scientific Return. Proceedings of SPIE. No.3349. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 115-125. ISBN 9780819427960.

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The ISOPHOT Serendipity Survey utilizes the slew time between ISO's pointed observations with strip scanning measurements of the sky in the far-IR at 170 micrometers . The slews contain information about two fundamentally different types of objects, namely unresolved galactic and extragalactic far-IR sources as well as extended regions of galactic cirrus emission. Since the structure of the obtained data is almost unique, the development of dedicated software to extract astrophysically interesting parameters for the crossed sources is mandatory. Data analysis is currently in its early stages and concentrates on the detection of point sources. First results from an investigation of a high galactic latitude field near the North Galactic Pole indicate that the detection completeness with respect to previously known IRAS sources will be almost 100 percent for sources with f(subscript 100micrometers > 2 Jy, dropping below approximately equals 50 percent for f(subscript 100micrometers < 1.5 Jy. Nevertheless, even faint sources down to a level of f(subscript 170micrometers approximately equals 1 Jy can be detected. Since the majority of the detected point sources are galaxies, the Serendipity Survey will result in a large database of approximately equals 2000 galaxies.

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Additional Information:© 1998 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Based on observations with ISO, an ESA project with instruments funded by ESA Member States (especially the PT countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom) and with the participation of ISAS and NASA. The ISOPHOT project was funded by the Deutsche Agentur für Raumfahrtangelegenheiten (DARA), the Max - Planck - Gesellschaft, the Danish, British and Spanish Space Agencies and several European and American institutes. Members of the Consortium on the ISOPHOT Serendipity Survey (CISS) are MPIA Heidelberg, ESA ISO SOC Villafranca, AlP Potsdam, IPAC Pasadena, Imperial College London. This research has made use of the Digitized Sky Survey, produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute, NASA's Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service, and the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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Deutsche Agentur für Raumfahrtangelegenheiten (DARA)UNSPECIFIED
United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA)UNSPECIFIED
Instituto Nacional de Técnica AeroespacialUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Far Infrared Surveys, Observatory Operations
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:3349
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Official Citation:Manfred Stickel, Dietrich Lemke, Stefan Bogun, Ulrich Klaas, M. Kunkel, L. Viktor Toth, Stephan Hotzel, Uwe Herbstmeier, Martin F. Kessler, Rene J. Laureijs, Martin J. Burgdorf, Charles A. Beichman, Michael Rowan-Robinson, A. Efstathiou, Gotthard Richter, M. Braun, "ISOPHOT far-infrared serendipity sky survey", Proc. SPIE 3349, Observatory Operations to Optimize Scientific Return, (3 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316509;
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