Confusion of extragalactic sources in the mid- and far-infrared: Spitzer and beyond

H. Dole, George H. Rieke, G. Lagache, J. L. Puget, A. Alonso-Herrero, L. Bai, M. Blaylock, E. Egami, C. W. Engelbracht, K. D. Gordon, D. C. Hines, D. M. Kelly, E. Le Floc'h, K. A. Misselt, J. E. Morrison, J. Muzerolle, C. Papovich, P. G. Pérez-González, Marcia J Rieke, J. R. RigbyG. Neugebauer, J. A. Stansberry, K. Y L Su, E. T. Young, C. A. Beichman, P. L. Richards

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Abstract

We use the source counts measured with the Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer at 24, 70, and 160 μm to determine the 5 σ confusion limits due to extragalactic sources: 56 μJy, 3.2 mJy, and 40 mJy at 24, 70, and 160 μm, respectively. We also make predictions for confusion limits for a number of proposed far-infrared missions of larger aperture (3.5-10 m diameter).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Volume154
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2004

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  • Galaxies: evolution
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  • Infrared: galaxies

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Dole, H., Rieke, G. H., Lagache, G., Puget, J. L., Alonso-Herrero, A., Bai, L., ... Richards, P. L. (2004). Confusion of extragalactic sources in the mid- and far-infrared: Spitzer and beyond. Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, 154(1), 93-96. https://doi.org/10.1086/422690

Confusion of extragalactic sources in the mid- and far-infrared : Spitzer and beyond. / Dole, H.; Rieke, George H.; Lagache, G.; Puget, J. L.; Alonso-Herrero, A.; Bai, L.; Blaylock, M.; Egami, E.; Engelbracht, C. W.; Gordon, K. D.; Hines, D. C.; Kelly, D. M.; Le Floc'h, E.; Misselt, K. A.; Morrison, J. E.; Muzerolle, J.; Papovich, C.; Pérez-González, P. G.; Rieke, Marcia J; Rigby, J. R.; Neugebauer, G.; Stansberry, J. A.; Su, K. Y L; Young, E. T.; Beichman, C. A.; Richards, P. L.

In: Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, Vol. 154, No. 1, 09.2004, p. 93-96.

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Dole, H, Rieke, GH, Lagache, G, Puget, JL, Alonso-Herrero, A, Bai, L, Blaylock, M, Egami, E, Engelbracht, CW, Gordon, KD, Hines, DC, Kelly, DM, Le Floc'h, E, Misselt, KA, Morrison, JE, Muzerolle, J, Papovich, C, Pérez-González, PG, Rieke, MJ, Rigby, JR, Neugebauer, G, Stansberry, JA, Su, KYL, Young, ET, Beichman, CA & Richards, PL 2004, 'Confusion of extragalactic sources in the mid- and far-infrared: Spitzer and beyond', Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, vol. 154, no. 1, pp. 93-96. https://doi.org/10.1086/422690
Dole, H. ; Rieke, George H. ; Lagache, G. ; Puget, J. L. ; Alonso-Herrero, A. ; Bai, L. ; Blaylock, M. ; Egami, E. ; Engelbracht, C. W. ; Gordon, K. D. ; Hines, D. C. ; Kelly, D. M. ; Le Floc'h, E. ; Misselt, K. A. ; Morrison, J. E. ; Muzerolle, J. ; Papovich, C. ; Pérez-González, P. G. ; Rieke, Marcia J ; Rigby, J. R. ; Neugebauer, G. ; Stansberry, J. A. ; Su, K. Y L ; Young, E. T. ; Beichman, C. A. ; Richards, P. L. / Confusion of extragalactic sources in the mid- and far-infrared : Spitzer and beyond. In: Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 2004 ; Vol. 154, No. 1. pp. 93-96.
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