HERITAGE: PACS and SPIRE images of the Magellanic Clouds and associated source catalogues
The HERschel Inventory of The Agents of Galaxy Evolution (HERITAGE
open time key program mapped the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and Small
Magellanic Cloud (SMC) at 100, 160, 250, 350, and 500 microns using
Herschel's PACS and SPIRE instruments. The overriding science goal of
HERITAGE is to study the life cycle of matter as traced by dust in the LMC and SMC.
This is Herschel program
The PI is Margaret Meixner.
The sky coverage is shown as red
on the above Spitzer SAGE
Either type in a coordinate or click within the red outlined region to get
a close-up of the area; the size of the search is adjustable. Search
results will include cutout images cropped to the search box as well as
the associated original images which overlap the area of interest.
There are two main pointings, one for the LMC and the other for the SMC. For each of
these, the PACS and SPIRE pointings are slightly offset. Images and uncertainty maps
in MJy/sr are available for all the bands. Coverage maps (in frames per pixel) are
available for the SPIRE bands.
Catalogs are available using IRSA's Catalog Search
and a full description of the catalogs is available from the documentation.
Also available are HERITAGE image "cutouts" using IRSA's
, which is a general tool to
create single or multiple small FITS (and JPEG) image cutouts of data sets archived at IRSA.