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2000AJ....120..583D ISO MID-INFRARED OBSERVATIONS OF NORMAL STAR-FORMING GALAXIES: THE KEY PROJECT SAMPLE DANIEL A. DALE, NANCY A. SILBERMANN, GEORGE HELOU, EMMANUEL VALJAVEC, SANGEETA MALHOTRA, CHARLES A. BEICHMAN, JAMES BRAUHER, ALESSANDRA CONTURSI, HARRIET L. DINERSTEIN, DAVID J. HOLLENBACH, DEIDRE A. HUNTER, SONALI KOLHATKAR, KWOK-YUNG LO, STEVEN D. LORD, NANYAO Y. LU, ROBERT H. RUBIN, GORDON J. STACEY, HARLEY A. THRONSON, JR., MICHAEL W. WERNER, AND HAROLD G. CORWIN, JR. Received 2000 March 27; accepted 2000 May 4 ABSTRACT We present mid-infrared maps and preliminary analysis for 61 galaxies observed with the ISOCAM instrument aboard the Infrared Space Observatory. Many of the general features of galaxies observed at optical wavelengths - spiral arms, disks, rings, and bright knots of emission-are also seen in the mid-infrared, except the prominent optical bulges are absent at 6.75 and 15 microns. In addition, the maps are quite similar at 6.75 and 15 microns, except for a few cases where a central starburst leads to lower I_{nu}_(6.75 micron)/I_{nu}_(15 micron) ratios in the inner region. We also present infrared flux densities and mid-infrared sizes for these galaxies. The mid-infrared color I_{nu}_(6.75 micron)/I_{nu}_(15 micron) shows a distinct trend with the far-infrared color I_{nu}_(60 micron)/I_{nu}_(100 micron). The quiescent galaxies in our sample [I_{nu}_(60 micron)/I_{nu}_(100 micron) <~ 0.6] show I_{nu}_(6.75 micron)/I_{nu}_(15 micron) near unity, whereas this ratio drops significantly for galaxies with higher global heating intensity levels. Azimuthally averaged surface brightness profiles indicate the extent to which the mid-infrared flux is centrally concentrated, and provide information on the radial dependence of mid-infrared colors. The galaxies are mostly well resolved in these maps: almost half of them have <10% of their flux in the central resolution element. A comparison of optical and mid-infrared isophotal profiles indicates that the flux at 4400 A near the optical outskirts of the galaxies is approximately 8 (7) times that at 6.75 microns (15 micron), comparable to observations of the diffuse quiescent regions of the Milky Way. Key words: galaxies: general-galaxies: ISM
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