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GALEX Diffuse UV Background

7. Summary of our results for 15 deep fields

The 15 fields are the 14 Deep Imaging Survey fields from Data Release One, plus our own Target One.
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Here is a table giving target identity and coordinates, and the parameters of the fit of intensity versus E(B-V) for removal of the dust-scattered starlight component.
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Here is the result, showing the effect of removal of dust-scattered starlight. The filled circle is our Target One.
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Here is the residual, after removal of dust-scattered starlight. The filled circle is our Target One.
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Here is some interpretation, in pursuit of the extragalactic hypothesis. The red triangle is the Voyager upper limit (at many locations). Many individual pre-GALEX observations are shown. Three models of extragalactic Lyman Alpha recombination radiation are shown (blue lines). The green lines are what might be expected from the integrated light of faint galaxies. The black line is the solar spectrum (zodiacal light).
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This is a diagram, showing how a hypothetical portion of the intergalactic medium might radiate in the two GALEX passbands (FUV and NUV). And, here ARE the GALEX passbands (credit: GALEX team).

We have just seen an overview of the result of analyzing 15 deep images. In the Next Section we give the reader access to the data on all 15 of these deep images.

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