Spitzer Wide-area InfraRed Extragalactic Survey (SWIRE) Overview
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Overview

The Spitzer Wide-area InfraRed Extragalactic Survey (SWIRE) is a wide-area, high galactic latitude, imaging survey to trace the evolution of dusty, star-forming galaxies, evolved stellar populations, and active galactic nuclei as a function of environment from redshifts of z ~ 3, when the Universe was about 2 billion years old, to the present time. SWIRE has surveyed roughly 50 square degrees with the MIPS far-infrared camera (24, 70 and 160 m) and the IRAC mid-infrared camera (3.6, 4.5, 5.8 and 8.0 m). It also includes optical Ancillary (u, g, r, i, and z bands) data for selected regions. IRAC 3-color JPEG previews of image data are available here (and within the search results) for the 6 SWIRE fields: ELAIS-N1 (EN1), ELAIS-N2 (EN2), Lockman Hole (LH), XMM, ELAIS-S1 (ES1) and Chandra Deep Field South (CDFS). Ancillary image and catalog data are also available from Infrared Space Observatory's ISOCAM observations in the Lockman Hole (both Shallow and Deep Surveys). More information can be found at the Data Summary.

If you use SWIRE data, please cite both the journal article Lonsdale et al. (2003) and the dataset Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.26131/IRSA406.

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Data Set Characteristics

Data ProductDescriptionData Access
Images Spitzer/IRAC 3.6, 4.5, 5.8, 8 micron
Spitzer/MIPS 24, 70, 160 micron
INT/WFC u, g, r, i, z band
ISO/ISOCAM 14.3 micron
KPNO/Mosaic-1 u, g, r, i band
Catalogs 24 micron Catalogs for CDFS, ELAIS N1, ELAIS N2, ELAIS S1, Lockman, and XMM-LSS fields
70 micron Catalogs for CDFS, ELAIS N1, ELAIS N2, ELAIS S1, Lockman, and XMM-LSS fields
160 micron Catalogs for CDFS, ELAIS N1, ELAIS N2, ELAIS S1, Lockman, and XMM-LSS fields
Optical, IRAC, and MIPS Bandmerged Catalogs
Lockman Hole ISOCAM Deep and Shallow Fields Catalogs

SWIRE Documentation

DocumentationCatalogs
Data Summary
DR2 Data Delivery Documentation
DR5 README
MIPS 24 micron Catalogs
Optical, IRAC, and MIPS Bandmerged Catalogs
ELAIS-S1 Optical, IRAC, and MIPS Bandmerged Catalog
MIPS 70 and 160 micron Catalogs
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