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9.6 Diffuse Background Emission

SWS does not use spatial chopping, hence all spectra will contain some contribution by zodiacal light and galactic background. In most cases, this will be negligible compared to the source flux. The zodiacal background component is the most important over the largest part of the SWS wavelength range, with a continuous spectrum corresponding to a dust temperature of about 260 K, that does not affect searches for line emission. As an order of magnitude estimate, a typical zodiacal light flux density seen within an SWS aperture will be about 0.3 Jy.

ISO Handbook Volume V (SWS), Version 2.0.1, SAI/2000-008/Dc