AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 63 Spitzer Views on Galaxy Evolution
Poster, Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[63.02] Mapping 24 micron galaxy populations across the SWIRE fields

D.L. Shupe (SSC/Caltech), C.J. Lonsdale (IPAC/Caltech), M. Polletta (UCSD), F. Fang, F.J. Masci, J.A. Surace (SSC/Caltech), S.J. Oliver (U. of Sussex), M. Rowan-Robinson (Imperial College), SWIRE Team

The Spitzer Wide-area Infrared Survey (SWIRE) images an area of more than 45 square degrees at high galactic latitude in seven mid- and far-infrared bands. We present extragalactic number counts for several fields in the 24 micron band. Models of infrared galaxy evolution vary widely, and tracing 24 micron emission over the large volumes and size scales in the SWIRE fields is key to understanding the changes in star formation rate between z=1-2 and the present. We focus on mapping across the wide SWIRE fields the relative contributions of disks, starbursts, and AGN in the 24 micron band, and compare with models and with SDSS results.

Support for this work was provided by NASA through an award issued by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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