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2004ApJS..154...39F - Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 154, 39-43 (2004/September-0)

Number counts at 3 µm < λ < 10 µm from the Spitzer Space Telescope.

FAZIO G.G., ASHBY M.L.N., BARMBY P., HORA J.L., HUANG J.-S., PAHRE M.A., WANG Z., WILLNER S.P., ARENDT R.G., MOSELEY S.H., BRODWIN M., EISENHARDT P., STERN D., TOLLESTRUP E.V. and WRIGHT E.L.

Abstract (from CDS):

Infrared source counts at wavelengths 3µm<λ<10µm cover more than 10 mag in source brightness, reach 4 orders of magnitude in surface density, and reach an integrated surface density of 105 sources/deg2. At m<14 mag, most of the sources are Galactic stars, in agreement with models. After removal of Galactic stars, galaxy counts are consistent with what few measurements exist at nearby wavelengths. At 3.6 and 4.5 µm, the galaxy counts follow the expectations of a Euclidean world model down to ∼16 mag and drop below the Euclidean curve for fainter magnitudes. Counts at these wavelengths begin to show decreasing completeness around 19.5 mag. At 5.8 and 8 µm, the counts relative to a Euclidean world model show a large excess at bright magnitudes. This is probably because local galaxies emit strongly in the aromatic dust (``polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon'') features. The counts at 3.6 µm resolve less than 50% of the cosmic infrared background at that wavelength.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: Dust, Extinction - Galaxies: Fundamental Parameters - Infrared: Galaxies - ISM: Lines and Bands - Stars: Formation

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