HERschel Inventory of The Agents of Galaxy Evolution (HERITAGE) Overview
HERITAGE Overview HERITAGE Primary Data Access HERITAGE Cutouts HERITAGE Catalogs


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. This is Herschel program KPOT_mmeixner_1. The PI is Margaret Meixner.

If you use HERITAGE data, please cite the journal articles Meixner et al. (2013) for the survey and Seale et al. (2014) for the band-matched catalogs, as well as the dataset Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.26131/IRSA76.

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Data Set Characteristics

Data ProductDescriptionData Access
Images Herschel/PACS 100, 160 micron
Herschel/SPIRE 250, 350, 500 micron
Catalogs LMC and SMC Band-Matched Classification Tables and Catalogs
LMC and SMC PACS 100 and 160 micron Catalogs
LMC and SMC SPIRE 250, 250, and 500 micron Catalogs

HERITAGE Documentation

DR1 Documentation
Band-Matched Catalogs Documentation
Full Catalog Descriptions
Band-Matched Classification Table Descriptions
Band-Matched Catalog Definitions

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