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Date
May 17, 2017
ID
HPPSC_All-sky
Type
Chart
Credit
ESA/Herschel Science Centre

HPPSC All Sky view

Hppsc_all-sky

The distribution of the detected sources in the Herschel/PACS Point Source Catalog across the sky.

The PACS instrument onboard Herschel mapped ~8% of the far-infrared sky. The broad-band filters were centered at 70, 100 and 160 μm, allowing an angular resolution of 5.6ʺ, 6.8ʺ and 11.3ʺ, respectively. A total number of 14,842 PACS maps were searched for catalogue sources, which were obtained as part of 430 different observing proposals, all performed in standard observing modes, but with a wide variety of science goals.

The Herschel/PACS Point Source Catalog was made publicly available on 2017 May 17. The 70, 100, and 160 μm catalogs consist of 108319, 131122, and 251392 entries, respectively. Two additional tables are also provided: one is a list of slightly extended sources (HPESL) and one is a rejected source list (HPRSL), consisting of 546587 and 7185160 entries, respectively.