Science with AKARI
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Volume 514, May 2010
Science with AKARI
Article Number E1
Number of page(s) 1
Published online 03 May 2010
A&A 514, E1 (2010)

Science with AKARI


Special feature on AKARI results

C. Bertout

Editor-in-Chief, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Observatoire de Paris, 61 Av. de l'Observatoire, 75014 Paris, France

The Japanese astronomical satellite operated in collaboration with ESA, AKARI, was launched in February 2006 and it performed an all-sky survey in the mid-infrared (9 and 18 $\mu$m) and far-infrared (65, 90, 140, 160 $\mu$m) over 16 months from May 2006 to August 2007. AKARI also performed pointed observations, providing comprehensive multi-wavelength photometric and spectroscopic coverage of a wide variety of astronomical sources.

On the occasion of the first public release of the all-sky survey point source catalogs, we present a compendium of results from AKARI featuring 17 papers ranging from all-sky survey results obtained in the validation phase, deep surveys, and open time results.

Many thanks to Alberto Salama, who acted as coordinator for this A&A special feature.

Copyright ESO 2010

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