A 24 and 70 Micron Survey of the Inner Galactic Disk with MIPS (MIPSGAL) Overview
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MIPSGAL is a survey of the inner 248 square degrees of the Galactic plane at 24 and 70 microns using the MIPS instrument aboard the Spitzer Space Telescope. The survey covers Galactic latitudes of -1d < b < +1d for Galactic longitudes of l < 69d and l > 292d. Version 3.0 of the MIPSGAL data includes mosaics only at 24um, but covering the entire survey region. |b| < 1d is covered for -68d < l < 69d, and |b| < 3d is covered for -8d < l < 9d. For each tile position, there are 6 FITS images: the 24um image, a corresponding standard deviation mosaic, mask cube, coverage map, point source subtracted image, and completeness decay cube. The point source removal was accomplished by using the Spitzer Science Center MOPEX/APEX software package (Makavoz & Marleau 2005) with a tailored Point Response Function (PRF) for optimal matching of the integrated flux within the Point Source Function (PSF) of the individual 24 micron sources, and minimal residuals after the subtraction.

If you use MIPSGAL data, please cite the journal articles Carey et al. (2009) for the survey and Gutermuth & Heyer (2015) for the catalogs and completeness decay cubes, as well as the dataset Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.26131/IRSA435.

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Data Set Characteristics

Data ProductDescriptionData Access
Images Spitzer/MIPS 24 micron
Completeness decay cubes
Catalog MIPSGAL Archive (more complete, less reliable)
MIPSGAL Catalog (highly reliable)

MIPSGAL Documentation

MIPSGAL Archive & Catalog Descriptions
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