AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 50. The Milky Way: From Center to Halo
Poster, Tuesday, January 7, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall AB

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[50.06] GLIMPSE: Plans for a SIRTF Legacy Program to Survey the Inner Regions of the Milky Way

E.B. Churchwell, R. Indebetouw, R.A. Benjamin (U. Wicsonsin-Madison), GLIMPSE Team

GLIMPSE, a SIRTF Legacy Science Program, will be a fully sampled, confusion limited, 4-band near to mid-infrared survey of the inner two-thirds of the Galactic disk with a spatial resolution of ~2". The Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) will be used to image the Galactic plane at 3.6, 4.5, 5.8, and 8.0 microns. The survey will cover Galactic latitude |b|=±1o and longitude |l|=10o to 70o on both sides of 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 this data to produce a point source catalog and a set of mosaiced images. We summarize our observing strategy, give details on our output data products, and discuss some of the principal science questions that this survey will address.

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