Clustering of far-infrared galaxies in the AKARI all-sky survey

A. Pollo, T. T. Takeuchi, T. L. Suzuki, S. Oyabu

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We present the first measurement of the angular two-point correlation function for AKARI 90-μm point sources, detected outside of the Milky Way plane and other regions characterized by high Galactic extinction, and categorized as extragalactic sources according to our far-infrared-color based criterion (Polio et al, 2010). This is the first measurement of the large-scale angular clustering of galaxies selected in the far-infrared after IRAS measurements. Although a full description of the clustering properties of these galaxies will be obtained by more detailed studies, using either a spatial correlation function, or better information about properties and, at least, photometric redshifts of these galaxies, the angular correlation function remains the first diagnostic tool to establish the clustering properties of the catalog and the observed galaxy population. We find a non-zero clustering signal in both hemispheres extending up to ∼40 degrees, without any significant fluctuations at larger scales. The observed correlation function is well fitted by a power-law function. The notable differences between the northern and southern hemispheres are found, which can probably be attributed to the photometry problems, and might point to the necessity of performing a better calibration in the data from the southern hemisphere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-279
Number of pages7
Journalearth, planets and space
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Cosmology
  • Dust
  • Galaxies: Clustering
  • Infrared
  • Large scale structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Space and Planetary Science


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