Herschel Multi-tiered Extragalactic Survey (HerMES), PI: Oliver
You can get a close-up map of a region by clicking on any area in red on the above image, or by typing a coordinate below.
The Herschel Multi-tiered Extragalactic Survey (HerMES) is a legacy programme (KPGT_soliver1) designed to map a set of nested fields totalling 380 sq. deg. Fields range in size from 0.01 to 20 sq. deg., using SPIRE at 250, 350 and 500 microns. These bands cover the peak of the redshifted thermal spectral energy distribution from interstellar dust and thus capture the reprocessed optical and ultraviolet radiation from star formation that has been absorbed by dust, and are critical for forming a complete multiwavelength understanding of galaxy formation and evolution. In many fields, PACS maps are available from the PACS Evolutionary Probe (PEP) survey.
HerMES data can be accessed in several ways:
  • Search mosaics based on position, with options to interactively visualize and download FITS images, by clicking on the map above or entering a coordinate in the search box below.

  • Catalog Search Tool: Search catalog based on position or column constraints, with options to interact with search results using an interactive table, positional overlays, and plotting tool.

  • Download mosaics or catalogs based on file name.

The canonical paper for HerMES is Oliver et al. 2012.
Click here for more information and instructions on using Atlas Instructions
Also available is a Program Interface to Atlas.
Target Selection Single Object
(Name or Coords)
Table Upload
(Multi Object) Instructions
Size (deg):
[maximum 2.0]
Images must cover coordinate
Source Search Radius:
[maximum 1.0 deg]
Search Whole Region
Coordinate Examples:
  • 150.425933 2.430235 eq
  • 223.72340 -54.41294 ga
  • Abell 370
Default: Equatorial J2000
Access all the Herschel datasets at IRSA.