The Auriga-California Molecular Cloud: PACS and SPIRE Data Atlas
The Auriga-California molecular cloud is a large region of relatively modest star
formation that is part of the Gould Belt. The Herschel Space Observatory program
("The Auriga-California Molecular Cloud: A Massive Nearby Cloud With Powerful Diagnostics
For Early Stages of Star Formation", PI Paul Harvey) observed a 14.5 square degree area
of the cloud in five far-infrared bands. The
first delivery (DR1) of the Herschel program is available here using spatial and
The Auriga-California Molecular Cloud (ACMC) Herschel data include PACS (70 and 160
µm) and SPIRE (250, 350, and 500 µm) imaging for the East, Center, and West regions
of the cloud. Each image is a 5-extension FITS file containing the Signal Map, Error
Map, Total Drifts, Weight Map, and the Signal Map weighted to exclude noisy scans.
In addition, each pointing has a temperature and a density map associated with it.
data are available
using IRSA's Catalog Search
which allows for complex search queries.
Images are represented in red
as overlays on the
all-sky image above. Use the Quick Search
below to get data for an entire field, or type in a coordinate or click
on any red region to get a close-up of the area; the size of the search
is adjustable except when using Quick Search.
all the Herschel datasets at IRSA.