2006A&A...451..417D


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2006A&A...451..417D - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 451, 417-429 (2006/5-4)

The cosmic infrared background resolved by Spitzer. Contributions of mid-infrared galaxies to the far-infrared background

DOLE H., LAGACHE G., PUGET J.-L., CAPUTI K.I., FERNANDEZ-CONDE N., LE FLOC'H E., PAPOVICH C., PEREZ-GONZALEZ P.G., RIEKE G.H. and BLAYLOCK M.

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We quantify the contributions of 24µm galaxies to the Far-Infrared (FIR) Background at 70 and 160µm. We provide new estimates of the Cosmic Infrared Background (CIB), and compare it with the Cosmic Optical Background (COB). Using Spitzer data at 24, 70 and 160µm in three deep fields, we stacked more than 19000 MIPS 24µm sources with S24≥60µJy at 70 and 160µm, and measured the resulting FIR flux densities. This method allows a gain up to one order of magnitude in depth in the FIR. We find that the Mid-Infrared (MIR) 24µm selected sources contribute to more than 70% of the Cosmic Infrared Background (CIB) at 70 and 160µm. This is the first direct measurement of the contribution of MIR-selected galaxies to the FIR CIB. Galaxies contributing the most to the total CIB are thus z∼1 luminous infrared galaxies, which have intermediate stellar masses. We estimate that the CIB will be resolved at 0.9mJy at 70µm and 3mJy at 160µm. By combining the extrapolation of the 24µm source counts below analysis, we obtain lower limits of 7.1±1.0 and 13.4±1.7nW/m2/sr for the CIB at 70 and 160µm, respectively. The MIPS surveys have resolved more than three quarters of the MIR and FIR CIB. By carefully integrating the Extragalactic Background Light (EBL) SED, we also find that the CIB has the same brightness as the COB, around 24nW/m2/sr. The EBL is produced on average by 115 infrared photons for one visible photon. Finally, the galaxy formation and evolution processes emitted a brightness equivalent to 5% of the primordial electromagnetic background (CMB).

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Journal keyword(s): cosmology: observations - cosmology: diffuse radiation - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: starburst - galaxies: infrared

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1 NAME Chandra Deep Field-South reg 03 32 28.0 -27 48 30           ~ 2045 1
2 NAME Lockman Hole reg 10 45 00.0 +58 00 00           ~ 819 0
3 NAME Hubble Deep Field reg 12 36 49.5 +62 12 58           ~ 1907 1

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