The COBE Diffuse Infrared Background Experiment Search for the Cosmic Infrared Background. I. Limits and Detections

@article{Hauser1998TheCD,
  title={The COBE Diffuse Infrared Background Experiment Search for the Cosmic Infrared Background. I. Limits and Detections},
  author={M. Hauser and R. Arendt and T. Kelsall and E. Dwek and N. Odegard and J. Weiland and H. Freudenreich and W. Reach and R. Silverberg and S. Moseley and Y. Pei and P. Lubin and J. Mather and R. Shafer and G. Smoot and R. Weiss and D. Wilkinson and E. Wright},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={508},
  pages={25-43}
}
The Diffuse Infrared Background Experiment (DIRBE) on the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) spacecraft was designed primarily to conduct a systematic search for an isotropic cosmic infrared background (CIB) in 10 photometric bands from 1.25 to 240 μm. The results of that search are presented here. Conservative limits on the CIB are obtained from the minimum observed brightness in all-sky maps at each wavelength, with the faintest limits in the DIRBE spectral range being at 3.5 μm (νIν < 64 nW m… Expand

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