SINGS Spitzer and Ancillary Data (SINGS)
You can get a close-up map of a region by clicking on any area in red on the above image, or by typing a coordinate below.
The fifth delivery of the Spitzer Data from the "The Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey - Physics of the Star-Forming ISM and Galaxy Evolution" (SINGS) Legacy Project, are available here using spatial and visualization tools. New in DR5 are updated processing of IRAC, MIPS and IRS data, as well as the addition of MIPS Spectral Energy Distribution (SED) data for two-thirds of the SINGS galaxies; Ancillary optical images and models remain the same as DR4.
The optical zero points suffer from a known calibration issue. Munoz-Mateos et al. (2009) re-calibrated a subset of the SINGS optical data using SDSS data. Users working with the remainder of the sample should considering a similar re-calibration, or may opt for the RC3 B_T and V_T values for those two bands.
The 75 SINGS galaxies are represented as overlays in red on the all-sky ISSA image above. Use the form below to enter a coordinate or object name to search for data, or click on any red region to get a close-up of the area; or click on the any of the SINGS galaxy names for a summary page of each object. Summary pages are created by IRSA to aid with data layout and visualization; these pages contain SINGS image and spectra previews as well as links to all files provided by SINGS for that galaxy.
The canonical paper for SINGS is Kennicutt et al. (2003). If you use the SINGS optical spectra, please cite Moustakas et al. (2010).
Access all the Spitzer Legacy datasets at IRSA.
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Also available is a Program Interface to Atlas.
Target Selection Single Object
(Name or Coords)
Table Upload
(Multi Object) Instructions
Size (deg):
[maximum 12.5]
Images must cover coordinate
Source Search Radius:
[maximum 6.25 deg]
Search Whole Region
Coordinate Examples:
  • 170.0572500 13.0022500 eq
  • 11h 20m 13.74s +13d 00m 08.1s Equ J2000
  • 241.93403 +64.42095 ga
  • ngc4579
Default: Equatorial J2000