The AKARI/IRC mid-infrared all-sky survey

  title={The AKARI/IRC mid-infrared all-sky survey},
  author={Daisuke Ishihara and Takashi Onaka and Hirokazu Kataza and Alberto Salama and Carlos Alfageme and Angelo Cassatella and Nick L. J. Cox and Pedro Garcı́a-Lario and Craig Stephenson and Martin G. Cohen and Naofumi Fujishiro and H. Fujiwara and Sunao Hasegawa and Yoshifusa Ita and Woojung Kim and Hideo Matsuhara and Hiroshi Murakami and Thomas Muller and Takao Nakagawa and Youichi Ohyama and Shinki Oyabu and Jeonghyun Pyo and Itsuki Sakon and Hiroshi Shibai and Satoshi Takita and Toshihiko Tanab{\'e} and Kazunori Uemizu and Munetaka Ueno and Fumihiko Usui and Takehiko Wada and Hidenori Watarai and Issei Yamamura and Chisato Yamauchi Nagoya University and Department of Physics Astronomy and University of Tokyo and Isasjaxa and Esac and Madrid and -INAF and Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario and Universita' di Roma Tre and University of Southern California and Berkeley and Dep. of Physics and Nao and Max-Planck-Institut and Asiaa and Taipei and Kasi and Daejeon and Osaka City University and Ioa and Jaxa Tsukuba and Inţă and Ctra. de Ajalvir and Universiteit Leuven and Deimos Space and Cybernet system Co. Ltd. and Sony Co. Ltd.},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Context. AKARI is the first Japanese astronomical satellite dedicated to infrared astronomy. One of the main purposes of AKARI is the all-sky survey performed with six infrared bands between 9  μ m and 200  μ m during the period from 2006 May 6 to 2007 August 28. In this paper, we present the mid-infrared part (9  μ m and 18  μ m bands) of the survey carried out with one of the on-board instruments, the infrared camera (IRC). Aims. We present unprecedented observational results of the 9  μ m… 

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