Spitzer Space Telescope

Mission Characteristics

Lifetime: 2003-2020
Wavelength: 3-180 µm
Area Coverage: Targeted
  • Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), covering bands centered at 3.6, 4.5, 5.8 and 8.0 µm
  • Infrared Spectrograph (IRS), a low and moderate resolution spectrograph spanning 5.2 to 38 µm
  • Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS), covering bands centered nominally at 24, 70, and 160 µm
Science Products Generated:
  • Raw, calibrated and post-calibration data from IRAC, IRS and MIPS
  • Spitzer Legacy, Exploration Science, and contributed data
Funding Agency: NASA
Canonical Papers: Spitzer Mission - Werner et al. (2004)
Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) - Fazio et al. (2004)
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS) - Houck et al. (2004)
Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS) - Rieke et al. (2004)
Details on how to acknowledge Spitzer data and/or funding are provided in the documentation.

IRSA Services & Documentation - Spitzer Space Telescope

Spitzer Heritage Archive Interface to the Spitzer Heritage Archive, providing access to all publicly available data from the mission.
Spitzer Documentation Documentation for all aspects of the Spitzer mission.
Data Analysis Tools Spitzer data analysis tools.
Youtube Tutorials Tutorial videos for Spitzer data.
Spitzer Catalog Queries Access Spitzer Enhanced Imaging Products (SEIP) Tables and Legacy Catalogs.
Image Cutouts Generate cutout FITS (and JPEG) images from Spitzer image collections.
Cloud Access Access SEIP Super Mosaics available in AWS S3 cloud storage.

Major Programs

SEIP: Spitzer Enhanced Imaging Products Super Mosaics and Source List for the Spitzer cryogenic mission.
Spitzer IRS Enhanced Products (Documentation) 16,986 merged low-resolution IRS spectra.
Frontier Fields Spitzer imaging of the Frontier Fields.
Spitzer FLS Spitzer and ancillary data for the First Look Survey.
SAFIRES: Spitzer Archival FIR Extragalactic Survey Mosaics and Source Lists for MIPS 70 and 160 micron data.

Spitzer Legacy/Exploration Science Programs - Galactic Data Sets

C2D: From Molecular Cores to Planet-Forming Disks Images, spectra, catalogs, ancillary
CSI2264: The Coordinated Synoptic Investigation of NGC 2264 Light curves, catalogs
A Spitzer Legacy Survey of the Cygnus-X Complex Images, catalogs
FEPS: The Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems Images, spectra, catalog, ancillary
GLIMPSE: Galactic Legacy Infrared Midplane Survey Extraordinaire Images, catalogs
MIPSGAL: A 24 and 70 Micron Survey of the Inner Galactic Disk with MIPS Images
SASS: Spitzer Archive of Stellar Spectra Spectra, catalog
Taurus 2: Finishing the Spitzer Map of the Taurus Molecular Clouds Images, catalog
YSOVAR: Young Stellar Object Variability Light curves, catalogs

Spitzer Legacy/Exploration Science Programs - Extragalactic Data Sets

5MUSES: 5 mJy Unbiased Spitzer Extragalactic Survey Spectra
CLASH: Cluster Lensing And Supernova survey with Hubble Images, catalogs
Cosmic Dawn Survey Images
DeepDrill: Spitzer Survey of Deep Drilling Fields Images, catalogs
FIDEL: Far-Infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey Images
GOALS: Great Observatories All-sky LIRG Survey Images, spectra
GOODS: Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey - Spitzer and Ancillary Data Images, catalogs, ancillary
IUDF: IRAC Ultradeep Field Images
LVL: Spitzer Local Volume Legacy Survey Images, ancillary
SAGE: Surveying the Agents of a Galaxy's Evolution Images, catalogs (including SAGE-Var)
SAGE-Spec: The Life Cycle of Dust and Gas in the Large Magellanic Cloud Spectra, catalogs
SAGE-SMC: Surveying the Agents of Galaxy Evolution in the Tidally-Disrupted, Low-Metallicity Small Magellanic Cloud Images, catalogs (including SAGE-Var)
S-CANDELS: Spitzer-Cosmic Assembly Deep Near-Infrared Extragalactic Legacy Survey Images
SDWFS: Spitzer Deep, Wide-Field Survey Images, catalogs
SEP: Spitzer MIPS 24 and 70 micron Imaging of the South Ecliptic Pole Images, catalogs
SERVS: Spitzer Extragalactic Representative Volume Survey Images, catalogs
SHELA: Spitzer/HETDEX Exploratory Large-Area survey Images, catalogs
SIMPLE: Spitzer IRAC/MUSYC Public Legacy Survey in the Extended Chandra Deep Field South Images, catalogs
SINGS: The Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey - Spitzer and Ancillary Data Images, spectra, ancillary
SMC-Last: Spitzer's Last Look at the Small Magellanic Cloud Images
SMUVS: Spitzer Matching Surveyof the Ultra-VISTA Deep Stripes Images, catalogs
SpIES: Spitzer IRAC Equatorial Survey Images, catalogs
SpUDS: Spitzer Public Legacy Survey of the UKIDSS Ultra Deep Survey Images
SRELICS: Spitzer Reionization Lensing Cluster Survey Images
SSDF: The Spitzer-SPT Deep Field Images, catalogs
SSGSS: The Spitzer SDSS Galaxy Spectroscopic Survey Spectra
S4G: The Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies Images, catalogs, ancillary
S5: The Spitzer SDSS Statistical Spectroscopic Survey Spectra
SWIRE: Spitzer Wide-area InfraRed Extragalactic Survey Images, catalogs, ancillary
S-COSMOS: Spitzer Coverage of the Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS) field Images, catalogs, ancillary

Contributed Data Sets

Abell 1763 Images, catalogs, ancillary
Disks_SH_spectra Spectra
DUSTiNGS: Dust in Nearby Galaxies with Spitzer Images, catalogs
GALCEN: IRAC Point Source Catalog of the Galactic Center Spectra
Spectra of IRS Standard Stars Spectra
M31IRAC: IRAC Observations of the Extended Disk and Halo of M31 Images, catalog
PAHs and Star Formation in the HII regions of M83 and M33 Spectra
MIPS Local Galaxies Images, catalogs
Mid-Infrared Star Formation Rate Templates Models
Spitzer/IRAC Candidate YSO (SPICY) Catalog Catalog
ELFLock: The Eureka Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Far-Infrared Lockman Hole Map Images

Additional Resources

Spitzer Science Center (SSC)
Legacy Programs
SSC First Look Survey (FLS)
SSC Data Archives and Analysis