Infrared Space Observatory (ISO)

Mission Characteristics

Lifetime: 1995-1998
Wavelength: 2.5 µm - 240 µm
Area Coverage: Targeted
  • Infrared Camera (ISOCAM) covering 2.5-17 µm band
  • photo-polarimeter (ISOPHOT), 2.5-240 µm
  • Short-Wave Spectrometer (SWS), 2.4-45 µm
  • Long-Wave Spectrometer (LWS), 45-196.8 µm
Science Products Generated: 1239 SWS-AOT1 spectra and 23 SWS-AOT6 spectra; ISO archive interoperability
Funding Agency: Based on observations with ISO, an ESA project with instruments funded by ESA Member States (especially the PI countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom) and with the participation of ISAS and NASA.

IRSA Services

ISO Visualizer A tool for displaying ISO observations on the sky, providing links to the ISO postcard server at Vilspa, Spain.
ISO Spectra from the Short Wavelength Spectrometer (SWS) A uniform catalog of Short Wavelength Spectrometer (SWS) spectra derived from valid, full-scan, 2.4 - 45.5 micron spectra is available in the ISO archive. Data set made available by Gregory C. Sloan.

Other Resources:

ESA ISO Data Center ISO Websites
ISO Overview
ISO Explanatory Library More detailed information about the ISO mission.