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 μm to determine the 5 σ confusion limits due to extragalactic sources: 56 μJy, 3.2 mJy, and 40 mJy at 24, 70, and 160 μm, respectively. We also make predictions for confusion limits for a number of proposed far-infrared missions of larger aperture (3.5-10 m diameter).

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 71

publication date

  • September 2004