HERITAGE Catalog Definitions


The HERschel Inventory of The Agents of Galaxy Evolution (HERITAGE) open time key program mapped the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) at 100, 160, 250, 350, and 500 microns using Herschel's PACS and SPIRE instruments. The overriding science goal of HERITAGE is to study the life cycle of matter as traced by dust in the LMC and SMC.

If you use HERITAGE data, please cite Meixner et al. (2013).

Name Intype Units Description
SOURCENAME char Source name
ra float deg Right ascension (J2000)
dec float deg Declination (J2000)
DRA float arcsec Uncertainty in RA
DDEC float arcsec Uncertainty in Dec
FLUX float mJy Flux density
UNC float mJy Uncertainty in flux density
FLAGFLUX int Flux quality flag
FLAGSTRIPE int Striping flag
UNCSF float mJy Starfinder-determined flux uncertainty
SKY float MJy/sr Starfinder-determined sky brightness
FWHM float arcsec Full width at half maximum
FLAGCONF int Confusion flag
CORR float Starfinder correlation parameter
EPOCHS int Number of single epoch images source was identified in
Pxxx int Number of PACS xxx micron Full List sources within PACS FWHM
Sxxx int Number of SPIRE xxx micron Full List sources within SPIRE FWHM
Mxx int Number of MIPS xx micron Catalog sources within MIPS FWHM