Mass-loss of Evolved StarS (MESS) Overview
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Herschel data from the "Mass-loss of Evolved StarS" (MESS) Guaranteed-Time Key Program are available here. IRSA is serving the MESS PACS imaging of 108 evolved stars. This is Herschel program KPGT_mgroen01_1. The sample of AGB stars has been selected to cover all chemical types (M-, S-, C-stars), variability types (irregular, semi-regular, Miras) and periods, and mass-loss rates. Stars have been selected to have high IRAS fluxes and low background levels.

If you use MESS data, please cite both the journal article Groenewegen et al. (2011) and the dataset Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.26131/IRSA74.

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Data Set Characteristics

Data ProductDescriptionData Access
Images Herschel PACS: 70, 100, 160 microns
Herschel SPIRE: 250, 350, 500 microns
Spectral Maps and Cubes Herschel PACS: 54-210 microns

MESS Documentation

MESS Documentation