MIPS Galactic Plane Survey IIMIPSGAL II • Research Project • Operational
MIPSGAL II is a 72 square degree survey of the innermost Galactic disk (|l| < 10, up to |b| < 3) at 24 and 70 microns with MIPS onboard the Spitzer Space Telescope. These observations connect the two fields observed by the previous Spitzer Legacy program, MIPSGAL, and are complementary to the GLIMPSE II and proposed GLIMPSE 3D Spitzer Legacy surveys.
This data finishes the census of massive star formation inside the molecular ring, provides detailed information on the distribution and energetics of small dust grains toward the nucleus of our Galaxy, and identifies all massive evolved stars in the surveyed portion of the Galactic bulge.
The MIPSGAL II principal investigator is IPAC scientist Sean Carey. The MIPSGAL team includes many past and present IPAC scientists, including Alberto Noriega-Crespo, Nicolas Flagey, Jim Ingalls, Francine Marleau, Deborah Padgett, Roberta Paladini, Luisa Rebull and Sachin Shenoy from the Spitzer Science Center, and Babar Ali, Bruce Berriman, Roc Cutri and Bill Latter from greater IPAC.
MIPSGAL II data is hosted by IRSA at IPAC, including the raw observations from Spitzer in the Spitzer Heritage Archive, and enhanced data products and tools.