THE SPITZER–WISE SURVEY OF THE ECLIPTIC POLES

@article{Jarrett2011THESS,
  title={THE SPITZER–WISE SURVEY OF THE ECLIPTIC POLES},
  author={Thomas H. Jarrett and M. C. Cohen and Frank J. Masci and E. L. Wright and Daniel K. Stern and Dominic J. Benford and Andrew W. Blain and Sean J. Carey and Roc M. Cutri and Peter R. Eisenhardt and Carol J. Lonsdale and Amanda Kathryn Mainzer and K Marsh and Deborah Padgett and Sara Petty and Michael E. Ressler and Michael F. Skrutskie and S. Adam Stanford and Jason A. Surace and C.-W. Tsai and S. L. Wheelock and Dan Yan},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={735}
}
We have carried out a survey of the north and south ecliptic poles, EP-N and EP-S, respectively, with the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The primary objective was to cross-calibrate WISE with the Spitzer and Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) photometric systems by developing a set of calibration stars that are common to these infrared missions. The ecliptic poles were continuous viewing zones for WISE due to its polar-crossing orbit, making these… 

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