Galactic Plane Infrared Polarization Survey (GPIPS) Overview
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The Galactic Plane Infrared Polarization Survey (GPIPS) covers 76 deg^2 of the first Galactic quadrant midplane, 18 ≤ l ≤ 56 deg and -1 ≤ b ≤ +1 deg, in H-band (1.6 micron) linear polarimetry to reveal the plane-of-the-sky orientation of the magnetic field in diffuse and denser atomic and molecular clouds. The Survey consists of 3237 overlapping 10x10 arcmin fields observed using the Mimir instrument on the 1.8 m Perkins telescope.

If you use GPIPS data, please cite both the journal article Clemens et al. (2020) and the dataset Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

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Data Set Characteristics

Data ProductDescriptionData Access
Images Perkins/Mimir H-band
Catalogs Unique Star Catalog

GPIPS Documentation

Release Notes
Field Summary Table
Catalog Definitions