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Paper: The AKARI Cosmological Surveys: Initial Results and New Capabilities
Volume: 399, Panoramic Views of Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Page: 268
Authors: Takagi, T.; Matsuhara, H.; Matsuura, S.; Wada, T.; Oyabu, S.; Hanami, H.; Goto, T.; Ohyama, Y.; Shirahata, M.; Pearson, C.P.; Lee, H.M.; Im, M.; Serjeant, S.; White, G.; Nakagawa, T.; the AKARI extragalactic survey team
Abstract: Using AKARI, the first Japanese satellite dedicated to infrared astronomy, we conducted multi-band large-area surveys around the ecliptic poles. The north ecliptic pole (NEP) is the best region for AKARI which has a sunsynchronous orbit that allows it conduct legacy surveys with all AKARI bands, i.e. nine bands in 2 – 24 μm and 4 bands in 65 – 160 μm. We prove that this survey, which has such unprecedented infrared wavelength coverage, is certainly unique and useful to search out new galaxy populations such as ”PAH-luminous” galaxies.
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