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The Spitzer Source List

Teplitz, Harry I. and Capak, Peter and Brooke, Timothy and Shenoy, Sachin and Brinkworth, Carolyn and Desai, Vandana and Khan, Iffat and Laher, Russ (2010) The Spitzer Source List. In: Astronomical data analysis software and systems XIX. ASP Conference Series. No.434. Astronomical Society of the Pacific , San Francisco, CA, pp. 437-440. ISBN 978-1-58381-748-3.

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The Spitzer Science Center will produce a source list (SL) of photometry for a large subset of imaging data in the Spitzer Heritage Archive (SHA). The list will enable a large range of science projects. The primary requirement on the SL is very high reliability, with areal coverage, completeness and limiting depth being secondary considerations. The SHA at the NASA Infrared Science Archive (IRSA) will serve the SL as an enhanced data product. The SL will include data from the four channels of IRAC (3–8 microns) and the 24 micron channel of MIPS. The Source List will include image products (mosaics) and photometric data for Spitzer observations of about 1500 square degrees and include around 30 million sources. We describe the plans and timeline for development of the Spitzer Source List. We demonstrate the verification of the Source List pipeline using Spitzer Legacy catalogs at "truth tables". Finally, we discuss the range of use cases which will be supported.

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Teplitz, Harry I.0000-0002-7064-5424
Capak, Peter0000-0003-3578-6843
Desai, Vandana0000-0002-1340-0543
Laher, Russ0000-0003-2451-5482
Additional Information:© 2010 Astronomical Society of the Pacific. This work is based in part on observations made with the Spitzer Space Telescope, which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology under NASA contract 1407. Support for this work was provided by NASA through an award issued by JPL/Caltech.
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