Very Nearby Galaxy Survey (VNGS) Overview
VNGS Overview VNGS Primary Data Access


The Very Nearby Galaxy Survey (VNGS) is a Herschel Key Program (KPGT_cwilso01_1) to measure the emission spectrum from dust as well as important cooling lines from the gaseous interstellar medium in a sample of 13 very nearby galaxies (M51, M81, NGC2403, NGC891, M83, M82, Arp220, NGC4038/39, NGC1068, NGC4151, CenA, NGC4125, and NGC205). These galaxies have been chosen to probe as wide a region in galaxy parameter space as possible while maximizing the achievable spatial resolution and are already well-studied from X-ray and optical through to radio wavelengths. The far-infrared and submillimeter wavelengths probed by Herschel are absolutely crucial for understanding the physical processes and properties of the interstellar medium, the interplay between star formation and the interstellar medium in galaxies, and how they may depend on the wider galaxian environment. If you use VNGS data, please cite Bendo et al. (2012).

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Data Set Characteristics

Data ProductDescriptionData Access
Images Herschel PACS: 70, 100, 160 microns
Herschel SPIRE: 250, 350, 500 microns
Spectra Herschel PACS: 57-210 microns
Herschel SPIRE: 194-671 microns

VNGS Documentation

PACS Imaging Documentation
SPIRE Imaging Documentation
PACS Spectroscopy Documentation
SPIRE Spectroscopy Documentation