Deep Extragalactic Surveys around the Ecliptic Poles with AKARI (ASTRO-F)

  title={Deep Extragalactic Surveys around the Ecliptic Poles with AKARI (ASTRO-F)},
  author={Hideo Matsuhara and Takehiko Wada and Shuji Matsuura and Takao Nakagawa and Mitsunobu Kawada and Youichi Oyama and Chris Pearson and Shinki Oyabu and Toshinobu Takagi and Stephen Serjeant and Glenn J. White and Hitoshi Hanami and Hidenori Watarai and Tsutomu T. Takeuchi and Tadayuki Kodama and Nobuo Arimoto and Sadanori Okamura and Hyung-Mok Lee and Soojong Pak and Myungshin Im and Myung Gyoon Lee and Woojung Kim and Woong-Seob Jeong and Koji Imai and Naofumi Fujishiro and Mai Shirahata and Toyoaki Suzuki and Chiaki Ihara and Itsuki Sakon},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan},
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ASTRO-F Infrared Sky Survey mission
  • H. Murakami
  • Physics, Engineering
    SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation
  • 2004
ASTRO-F is the Japanese infrared astronomical satellite. The mission purpose is the infrared sky survey with much higher sensitivities and spatial resolutions than those of the previous survey