Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey (HeVICS) Overview
HeVICS Overview HeVICS Primary Data Access HeVICS Cutouts


The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey (HeViCS) is a survey of about 55 sq deg of the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster, obtained with the Herschel Space Observatory using the instruments PACS and SPIRE in parallel mode. It provides a wavelength coverage in five bands from about 100 to 600 microns. The science goals include: a) The detection of dust in the intra-cluster medium, b) Extended cold dust around galaxies, c) FIR-submm luminosity functions, d) The UV to sub-mm spectral energy distribution of galaxies of various morphological types, e) The detection of dust in dwarf and giant elliptical galaxies.

If you use HeVICS data, please cite both the journal article Davies et al. (2010) and the dataset Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.26131/IRSA70.

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Data Set Characteristics

Data ProductDescriptionData Access
Images Herschel PACS: 100, 160 microns
Herschel SPIRE: 250, 350, 500 microns

HeVICS Documentation

DR1 Release Note