Confusion of Extragalactic Sources in the Mid- and Far-Infrared: Spitzer and Beyond Academic Article uri icon


  • We use the source counts measured with the Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer at 24, 70, and 160 m to determine the 5 confusion limits due to extragalactic sources: 56 Jy, 3.2 mJy, and 40 mJy at 24, 70, and 160 m, respectively. We also make predictions for confusion limits for a number of proposed far-infrared missions of larger aperture (3.5-10 m diameter).

published proceedings

  • The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series

author list (cited authors)

  • Dole, H., Rieke, G. H., Lagache, G., Puget, J., Alonso-Herrero, A., Bai, L., ... Richards, P. L.

citation count

  • 77

complete list of authors

  • Dole, H||Rieke, GH||Lagache, G||Puget, J-L||Alonso-Herrero, A||Bai, L||Blaylock, M||Egami, E||Engelbracht, CW||Gordon, KD||Hines, DC||Kelly, DM||Le Floc’h, E||Misselt, KA||Morrison, JE||Muzerolle, J||Papovich, C||Pérez-González, PG||Rieke, MJ||Rigby, JR||Neugebauer, G||Stansberry, JA||Su, KYL||Young, ET||Beichman, CA||Richards, PL

publication date

  • September 2004