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GLIMPSE. I. An SIRTF Legacy Project to Map the Inner Galaxy


Benjamin, RA and Churchwell, E and Babler, BL and Bania, TM and Clemens, DP and Cohen, M and Dickey, JM and Indebetouw, R and Jackson, JM and Kobulnicky, HA and Lazarian, A and Marston, AP and Mathis, JS and Meade, MR and Seager, S and Stolovy, SR and Watson, C and Whitney, BA and Wolff, MJ and Wolfire, MG, GLIMPSE. I. An SIRTF Legacy Project to Map the Inner Galaxy, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 115, (810) pp. 953-964. ISSN 0004-6280 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1086/376696


The Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire (GLIMPSE), a Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) Legacy Science Program, will be a fully sampled, confusion-limited infrared survey of 2/3 of the inner Galactic disk with a pixel resolution of ∼1″.2 using the Infrared Array Camera at 3.6, 4.5, 5.8, and 8.0 μm. The survey will cover Galactic latitudes |b| ≤ 1° and longitudes |l| = 10°-65° (both sides of the Galactic center). The survey area contains the outer ends of the Galactic bar, the Galactic molecular ring, and the inner spiral arms. The GLIMPSE team will process these data to produce a point-source catalog, a point-source data archive, and a set of mosaicked images. We summarize our observing strategy, give details of our data products, and summarize some of the principal science questions that will be addressed using GLIMPSE data. Up-to-date documentation, survey progress, and information on complementary data sets are available on the GLIMPSE Web site.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Galactic astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Dickey, JM (Professor John Dickey)
ID Code:35949
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:1022
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2005-09-20
Last Modified:2005-09-20

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