NEW: the Spitzer Heritage Archive
The Spitzer Heritage Archive (SHA) interface
is now available. It provides access to all Spitzer data,
those from the Cryogenic and Warm Mission eras; passwords are needed
for access to data that are still proprietary. Legacy Enhanced Products are still available via the SSC website
or via IRSA, and they are also available via the SHA interface.
The SHA replaced Leopard as the interface to all Spitzer data
in Fall 2010.
The Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly SIRTF, the Space Infrared
Telescope Facility), was launched into an earth-trailing orbit on 25
August 2003. Consisting of a 0.85-meter telescope and three science
instruments, at the time of its launch, Spitzer was the largest
infrared telescope ever launched into space. During the cryogenic
mission, the instruments aboard Spitzer (IRAC, IRS and MIPS) obtained
images and spectra at wavelengths between 3 and 180 microns, with
spatial resolution ranging from 2 arcseconds at the shortest
wavelengths to 40 arcseconds at the longest. Spitzer is still
currently taking data with IRAC at 3.6 and 4.5 during the Warm Mission
Era. More information on Spitzer.