AKARI and IRAS: From beam corrections to SEDs

David L. Clements*, Michael Rowan-Robinson, Chris Pearson, Jose Afonso, Vianney Labouteiller, Duncan Farrah, Andreas Efstathiou, Josh Greenslade, Lingyu Wang

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There is significant scientific value to be gained from combining AKARI fluxes with data at other far-infrared (IR) wavelengths from the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) and Herschel missions. To be able to do this we must ensure that there are no systematic differences between the data sets that need to be corrected before the fluxes are compatible with each other. One such systematic effect identified in the Bright Source Catalog version 1 (BSCv1) data is the issue of beam corrections. We determine these for the BSC version 2 (BSCv2) data by correlating ratios of appropriate IRAS and AKARI bands with the difference in 2 Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) J-band extended and point source magnitudes for sources cross-matched between the IRAS Faint Source Catalog (FSC), AKARI BSCv2 and 2MASS catalogs. We find significant correlations (p 1'.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7
Number of pages7
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan-2019


  • catalogs
  • infrared: galaxies
  • galaxies: photometry
  • galaxies: starburst
  • DUST

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