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East Asian Meeting on Astronomy
October 14(Mon)-18(Fri), 2013
NCU, Taiwan

Oral Presentation

AKARI data reduction and archive project

Author(s): Satoshi Takita (ISAS/JAXA) and AKARI team

Presenter: Satoshi Takita (ISAS/JAXA)

AKARI is the first Japanese satellite mission dedicated for the infrared astronomy. AKARI was launched in February 2006 and carried out an all-sky survey and more than five thousands of pointed observations in its liquid helium cooling phase until August 2007. In the following period from June 2008 to February 2010 AKARI made about 13 thousands of pointed observations in the near-IR wavelengths using the mechanical cryocooler. AKARI was turned off in November 24, 2011.
The AKARI All-Sky Survey Far- and Mid-Infrared Point Source Catalogues were released in public in March 2010. The data nominate 1.3 million sources in total, and have been used in various fields in astronomy as one of standard database. Point Source Catalogues from the Large Magellanic Cloud survey and the North Ecliptic Pole survey become public recently. Asteroids catalogue have also been provided.
The AKARI project was reconfigured in April this year to continue data reduction and archiving. The team is actively working to revise the point source catalogues, to create All-Sky image maps, and to produce science ready processed data of pointed observations.
AKARI data have been used in various fields in astronomy from Solar system objects to galaxy formation. About 500-refereed paper has been published; in which about 170 are based on the All-Sky Point Source catalogues. In the presentation we will overview the AKARI mission, introduce its science hilights, and discuss what we can succeed to the SPICA era.

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