Spitzer Documentation & Tools
MIPSGAL Data Deliveries

What is available?

MIPSGAL delivers images and source lists.

The MIPSGAL coverage as of Oct 06 are the regions, 10 < l < 60 and 300 < l < 336. The mosaics will span the survey region in 1.1 by 1.1 degree tiles and will be served by IRSA. A postage survey will also be available. The data mosaicsed will have substantial post-processing done to mitigate bright source artifacts at 24 microns and the varying repsonsivity of the Ge:Ga detectors at 70 um. For the initial data delivery, the 24 micron data have been processed with an offline pipeline version which closely mirrors the soon to be released S15.3 version of the pipeline. The 70 micron data has been processed with the GeRT.

The point source catalogs will be in IPAC table format and will also be served by IRSA. The catalogs will include appropriate flags and metrics indicating the reliability of the sources. These flags will include a measure of blending, background and residual in a fiducial aperture.

The source-subtracted mosaics will have the same format as the original mosaics but will have a best effort at point source subtraction applied. Uncertainty images will also be provided so that users can assess the significance of residuals.

The 24 and 70 microns sources will be merged into a final catalog and will be bandmerged with the IRAC sources from the GLIMPSE catalogs. The format and structure of this final catalog is still to be determined.

Please note that when a Legacy team delivers enhanced data products to IRSA, the data must go through a quality assurance (QA) and ingestion process before being available through IRSA search engines, and this process does not happen instantaneously. Direct data access to a more recent delivery may contain errors that will be caught by the QA process; an IRSA search of an older delivery permits access to data that have passed the QA process.

Delivery information listed in reverse chronological order

DateDelivery description Data version Direct data access IRSA search engine (QA) status
No further deliveries expected. N/A N/A N/A
2008-07-18 24 um mosaics for MIPSGAL I and II coverage, for 292deg < l < 352deg, |b|< 1deg; 352deg < l < 9deg, |b|< 3deg; 9deg < l < 69deg, |b|< 1deg.

Please read the Delivery Documentation.

N/A; see delivery doc data access MIPSGAL Data Collection Atlas
2007-10-16 24 um mosaics for MIPSGAL I and II coverage, for 292deg < l < 350deg, |b|< 1deg. N/A; see delivery doc data access
2007-09-25 24 um mosaics for MIPSGAL I and II coverage, for 10deg < l < 69deg, |b|< 1deg. N/A; see delivery doc data access MIPSGAL Data Collection Atlas

Getting the original Spitzer data

All of the original Spitzer data for Legacy programs are released to the community as soon as they complete end-of-campaign reprocessing (there is no proprietary period). For general information about how to access our, archive (and what to do with the data when you get in), please see Data Archive and Data Analysis & Tools.

To access data specifically from MIPSGAL, you can search by program id (pid) 20597 for the original MIPSGAL and pid 30594 for MIPSGAL II.