About the Spitzer Heritage Archive (SHA)

This is the Spitzer Heritage Archive (SHA) interface. It currently provides access to all Spitzer data, those from the Cryogenic and Warm Mission eras; passwords are needed for access to data that are still proprietary. The SHA replaced Leopard as the interface to all Spitzer data in Fall 2010. Newest features include moving object precovery search, SED plot for SEIP (Spitzer Enhanced Imaging Products) Source Lists, and better x-y plots for all the catalogs. There are also several changes to the look and feel of the interface concurrent with the rest of the IRSA website upgrades.

Please note: the site may be down for regular maintenance, which is typically Thursday mornings, 8-10AM Pacific Time.

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About Spitzer

The Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly SIRTF, the Space Infrared Telescope Facility) was launched into an earth-trailing orbit on 25 August 2003. Consisting of a 0.85-meter telescope and three science instruments, at the time of its launch, Spitzer was the largest infrared telescope ever launched into space. During the cryogenic mission, the instruments aboard Spitzer (IRAC, IRS and MIPS) obtained images and spectra at wavelengths between 3 and 180 microns, with spatial resolution ranging from 2 arcseconds at the shortest wavelengths to 40 arcseconds at the longest. Spitzer is still currently taking data with IRAC at 3.6 and 4.5 during the Warm Mission Era. More information on Spitzer from the cryogenic mission, and more information on Spitzer's current Warm mission, are both available.

IRSA and the Spitzer Heritage Archive utilize technology developed for the Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO), funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Cooperative Agreement AST-0834235.


The Spitzer Space Telescope is a NASA mission managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This website is maintained by the Spitzer Science Center, located on the campus of the California Institute of Technology and part of NASA's Infrared Processing and Analysis Center. Privacy Notice