A 24 and 70 Micron Survey of the Inner Galactic Disk with MIPS (MIPSGAL) Data Collection Atlas
MIPSGAL mosaics are represented as overlays on red on the 8.3um MSX background mosaic.
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.
This interface provides access to data from the third delivery (Version 3.0) of the Spitzer Space Telescope "A 24 and 70 Micron Survey of the Inner Galactic Disk with MIPS" (MIPSGAL) Legacy Project. MIPSGAL is a survey of the inner 248 square degrees of the Galactic plane at 24 and 70 microns using the MIPS instrument aboard the Spitzer Space Telescope. The survey covers Galactic latitudes of -1° < b < +1° for Galactic longitudes of l < 69° and l > 292°. Version 3.0 of the MIPSGAL data includes mosaics only at 24um, but covering the entire survey region. |b| < 1° is covered for -68° < l < 69°, and |b| < 3° is covered for -8° < l < 9°. For each tile position, there are 6 FITS images: the 24µm image, a corresponding standard deviation mosaic, mask cube, coverage map, point source subtracted image, and completeness decay cube. The point source removal was accomplished by using the Spitzer Science Center MOPEX/APEX software package (Makavoz & Marleau 2005) with a tailored Point Response Function (PRF) for optimal matching of the integrated flux within the Point Source Function (PSF) of the individual 24 micron sources, and minimal residuals after the subtraction.
Users may bypass searching and go directly to the data download location.
Also available are image "cutouts" using IRSA's Cutouts Service, which is a general tool to create single or multiple small FITS (and JPEGs) image cutouts of datasets archived at IRSA.
December 2015: Residual images released.
December 2014: The MIPSGAL catalog data release consists of two 24 micron catalogs, a high quality Catalog and a more complete Archive. Both include 2MASS, IRAC (GLIMPSE) photometry as well. Completeness decay cubes that describe the varying background levels over the MIPSGAL field and the ability to extract sources of a given magnitude from this background are also available.
The canonical paper for MIPSGAL is Carey et al. (2009). If you use the catalogs and/or completeness decay cubes, please also cite Gutermuth & Heyer (2015).
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
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[maximum 12.5]
Images must cover coordinate
Coordinate Examples:
  • 276.65763 -11.92717 eq
  • 18h26m38s -11d55m38s Equ J2000
  • 19.50939 -0.00943 ga
  • NGC 6631
Default: Equatorial J2000