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Astron. Astrophys. 315, L71-L74 (1996)

First data from the ISOPHOT FIR Serendipity survey*

S. Bogun1, D. Lemke1, U. Klaas1,2, U. Herbstmeier1, R. Assendorp3, G. Richter3, R. Laureijs2, M.F. Kessler2, M. Burgdorf2, B. Schulz2, G. Pelz1,2, C.A. Beichman4, and M. Rowan-Robinson5

1 Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Königstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany
2 ISO Science Operations Centre, Astrophysics Division of ESA, Villafranca, P.O. Box 50727, E-28080 Madrid, Spain
3 Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, An der Sternwarte 16, D-14482 Potsdam, Germany
4 Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, JPL, California Institute of Technology, MS 100/22, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
5 Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, The Blackett Laboratory, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BZ, UK

Received 2 August 1996 / Accepted 23 August 1996

Abstract. The ISOPHOT Serendipity Survey fills the otherwise unused slew time between ISO's fine pointings with measurements in an unexplored wavelength regime near 200 img1.gifm. First results of the Serendipity Survey demonstrate its capabilities in the detection of extragalactic point sources as well as in investigations of the galactic infrared cirrus. With the detection limit for point sources of img2.gif Jy more than 3000 galaxies will be observed.

Key words: surveys - infrared: galaxies - infrared: ISM: continuum

* ISO is an ESA project with instruments funded by ESA Member States (especially the PI countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom) and with the participation of ISAS and NASA.

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