Volume 422, Number 1, July IV 2004
|Page(s)||39 - 54|
|Published online||06 July 2004|
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Königstuhl 17, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Corresponding author: M. Stickel, email@example.com
Accepted: 11 March 2004
The ISOPHOT Serendipity Sky Survey strip-scanning measurements covering ≈ of the far-infrared (FIR) sky at were searched for compact sources associated with optically identified galaxies. Compact Serendipity Survey sources with a high signal-to-noise ratio in at least two ISOPHOT C200 detector pixels were selected that have a positional association with a galaxy identification in the NED and/or Simbad databases and a galaxy counterpart visible on the Digitized Sky Survey plates. A catalog with fluxes for more than 1900 galaxies has been established, 200 of which were measured several times. The faintest fluxes reach values just below 0.5 Jy, while the brightest, already somewhat extended galaxies have fluxes up to ≈600 Jy. For the vast majority of listed galaxies, the fluxes were measured for the first time. While most of the galaxies are spirals, about 70 of the sources are classified as ellipticals or lenticulars. This is the only currently available large-scale galaxy catalog containing a sufficient number of sources with fluxes to allow further statistical studies of various FIR properties.
Key words: surveys / catalogs / infrared: general / galaxies: ISM / methods: data analysis
Based on observations with ISO, an ESA project with instruments funded by ESA Member States (especially the PI countries: France, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK) and with the participation of ISAS and NASA. Members of the Consortium on the ISOPHOT Serendipity Survey (CISS) are MPIA Heidelberg, ESA ISO SOC Villafranca, AIP Potsdam, IPAC Pasadena, Imperial College London.
© ESO, 2004
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