Herschel Gould Belt Survey (HGBS) Overview
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The Herschel Gould Belt Survey is one of the largest Herschel Key Projects (KPGT_pandre_1). It conducted extensive far-infrared and submillimeter mapping of nearby molecular clouds with both the SPIRE and PACS instruments. It covered the bulk of the nearest (d ≤ 0.5 kpc) cloud complexes in the Galaxy, which are mostly located in the Gould Belt, a giant (700 pc by 1000 pc), flat structure inclined by 20d to the Galactic plane.

If you use HGBS data, please cite both the journal article Andre et al. (2010) and the dataset Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.26131/IRSA72.

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Data Set Characteristics

Data ProductDescriptionData Access
Images Herschel PACS: 70, 160 microns
Herschel SPIRE: 250, 350, 500 microns
Column Density and Dust Temperature maps
Catalogs Observed Core Catalogs: Aquila and Taurus
Derived Core Catalogs: Aquila and Taurus

HGBS Documentation

HGBS Documentation
HGBS Catalog Documentation