Infrared array camera (IRAC) shallow survey

P. R. Eisenhardt, D. Stern, M. Brodwin, G. G. Fazio, G. H. Rieke, M. J. Rieke, M. W. Werner, E. L. Wright, L. E. Allen, R. G. Arendt, M. L.N. Ashby, P. Barmby, W. J. Forrest, J. L. Hora, J. S. Huang, J. Huchra, M. A. Pahre, J. E. Pipher, W. T. Reach, H. A. SmithJ. R. Stauefer, Z. Wang, S. P. Willner, M. J.I. Brown, A. Dey, B. T. Jannuzi, G. P. Tiede

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The Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) shallow survey covers 8.5 deg2 in the NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey in Boötes with three or more 30 s exposures per position. An overview of the survey design, reduction, calibration, star-galaxy separation, and initial results is provided. The survey includes ≈370,000, 280,000, 38,000, and 34,000 sources brighter than the 5 σ limits of 6.4, 8.8, 51, and 50 μJy at 3.6, 4.5, 5.8, and 8 μm, respectively, including some with unusual spectral energy distributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-53
Number of pages6
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 2004


  • Infrared galaxies
  • Infrared: stars
  • Surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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