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The Herschel Point Source Catalogue

Marton, G. and Schulz, B. and Altieri, B. and Calzoletti, L. and Kiss, Cs. and Lim, T. and Lu, N. and Paladini, R. and Papageorgiou, A. and Pearson, C. and Rector, J. and Shupe, D. and Valtchanov, I. and Verebélyi, E. and Xu, K. (2016) The Herschel Point Source Catalogue. In: From Interstellar Clouds to Star-Forming Galaxies: Universal Processes? IAU Symposium Proceedings Series. No.315. Cambridge University Press , Cambridge, pp. 1-2. ISBN 978-1-107-13520-8.

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The Herschel Space Observatory was the fourth cornerstone mission in the European Space Agency (ESA) science programme with excellent broad band imaging capabilities in the sub-mm and far-infrared part of the spectrum. Although the spacecraft finished its observations in 2013, it left a large legacy dataset that is far from having been fully scrutinised and still has a large potential for new scientific discoveries. This is specifically true for the photometric observations of the PACS and SPIRE instruments. Some source catalogues have already been produced by individual observing programs, but there are many observations that risk to remain unexplored. To maximise the science return of the SPIRE and PACS data sets, we are in the process of building the Herschel Point Source Catalogue (HPSC) from all primary and parallel mode observations. Our homogeneous source extraction enables a systematic and unbiased comparison of sensitivity across the different Herschel fields that single programs will generally not be able to provide. The catalogue will be made available online through archives like the Herschel Science Archive (HSA), the Infrared Science Archive (IRSA), and the Strasbourg Astronomical Data Center (CDS).

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Lu, N.0000-0002-8948-1044
Paladini, R.0000-0002-5158-243X
Papageorgiou, A.0000-0002-3039-9257
Pearson, C.0000-0001-6139-649X
Shupe, D.0000-0003-4401-0430
Valtchanov, I.0000-0001-9930-7886
Xu, K.0000-0002-1588-6700
Additional Information:© 2016 International Astronomical Union. Published online: 12 September 2016.
Subject Keywords:infrared: general; space vehicles: instruments; instrumentation: photometers; catalogs
Series Name:IAU Symposium Proceedings Series
Issue or Number:315
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ID Code:73410
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:11 Jan 2017 17:24
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