Infrared Astronomical Satellite, IRAS
ISSA Galactic Plane Mosaics
For convenience in studying
Galactic phenomena, the ISSA
and Reject Fields plates were mosaicked and transformed at IPAC
to Galactic coordinates in a gnomonic
(tangent plane) projection. The transformed maps, stored in FITS format,
are on 45° centers in Galactic longitude and have approximate dimensions
of 60° x 60° with 3' pixels. Separate maps were made for each
of the four IRAS bands.
The Galactic Plane Mosaics were produced by Drs. Gaylin Laughlin and Rick Ebert as part of a NASA Astrophysics Data Program research effort led by Dr. William Waller.
Note: A special high-resolution set of maps for the 60 and 100 micron bands only has recently been released. The maps, which have angular resolution ~1', cover the Galactic latitude range |b| < 4.7° and selected regions at higher latitudes. IPAC offers an on-line interface for extracting images from this High Resolution IRAS Galaxy Atlas (IGA). The complete IGA, not yet available on-line here, may be ordered on tape or CD-R. Contact the Coordinated Request User Support Office (CRUSO) for more information. Depending on the affiliation of the requestor, a fee may be charged.
Version and release date: 1.0, 1995 May 30