Auriga-California Molecular Cloud (ACMC) Overview
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The Auriga-California molecular cloud is a large region of relatively modest star formation that is part of the Gould Belt. The Herschel Space Observatory program OT1_pharvey01_3 ("The Auriga-California Molecular Cloud: A Massive Nearby Cloud With Powerful Diagnostics For Early Stages of Star Formation", PI Paul Harvey) observed a 14.5 square degree area of the cloud in five far-infrared bands. The first delivery (DR1) of the Herschel program is available here using spatial and visualization tools.

If you use ACMC data, please cite both the journal article Harvey et al. (2013) and the dataset Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.26131/IRSA23.

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Data Set Characteristics

Data ProductDescriptionData Access
Images Herschel/PACS 70, 160 micron
Herschel/SPIRE 250, 350, 500 micron
Catalog ACMC Catalog

ACMC Documentation

DR1 Documentation Catalog Descriptions

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