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Infrared galaxies in the IRAS minisurveyA total of 86 galaxies have been detected at 60 microns in the high galactic latitude portion of the IRAS minisurvey. The surface density of detected galaxies with flux densities greater than 0.5 Jy is 0.25 sq deg. Virtually all the galaxies detected are spiral galaxies and have an infrared to blue luminosity ratio ranging from 50 to 0.5. For the infrared-selected sample, no obvious correlation exists between infrared excess and color temperature. The infrared flux from 10 to 100 microns contributes approximately 5 percent of the blue luminosity for galaxies in the magnitude range 14 less than m(pg) less than 18 mag. The fraction of interacting galaxies is between one-eighth and one-fourth of the sample.
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Soifer, B. T.
(California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Neugebauer, G.
(California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA, United States)
Rowan-Robinson, M.
(California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Clegg, P. E.
(California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Emerson, J. P.
(Queen Mary College London, United Kingdom)
Houck, J. R.
(Cornell University Ithaca, NY, United States)
De Jong, T.
(Amsterdam, Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Aumann, H. H.
(California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Beichman, C. A.
(California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA, United States)
Boggess, N.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: Astrophysical Journal, Part 2 - Letters to the Editor
Volume: 278
ISSN: 0004-637X
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