Great Observatories All-sky LIRG Survey (GOALS) Overview
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The Great Observatories All-sky LIRG Survey (GOALS) sample consists of a total of 179 LIRGs (log (L_IR/L_sun) = 11.0-11.99) and 22 ultra-luminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs: log (L_IR/L_sun) > 12.0) selected from the IRAS Revised Bright Galaxy Sample; these 201 objects comprise a statistically complete flux-limited sample of infrared-luminous galaxies in the local universe. The GOALS objects have been the subject of an intense multi-wavelength observing campaign, including space-based imaging and spectroscopy from Spitzer and Herschel.

If you use GOALS data, please cite the journal articles Armus et al. (2009) for Spitzer data and Chu et al. (2017) for Hershel data, as well as the dataset Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.26131/IRSA183.

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Data Set Characteristics

Data ProductDescriptionData Access
Images Spitzer/IRAC 3.6, 4.5, 5.8, 8 micron
Spitzer/MIPS 24, 70, 160 micron
Herschel/PACS 70, 100, 160 micron
Herschel/SPIRE 250, 350, 500 micron
Spectra Spitzer/IRS

GOALS Documentation

Documentation & References
Spitzer DR1 Data Delivery Document
Spitzer DR2 Data Delivery Document
Spitzer DR3 Data Delivery Document
Herschel Documentation
GOALS Home Page
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