The Spitzer-WISE Survey of the Ecliptic Poles

  title={The Spitzer-WISE Survey of the Ecliptic Poles},
  author={Thomas H. Jarrett and Martin G. Cohen and Frank J. Masci and Edward L. Wright and Daniel Stern and Dominic J. Benford and A. W. Blain and Sean Carey and Roc M. Cutri and Peter Eisenhardt and Carol Lonsdale and Amanda Kathryn Mainzer and Kenneth A. Marsh and Deborah Padgett and Sara M. Petty and Michael E. Ressler and Michael F. Skrutskie and Spencer Adam Stanford and Jason Surace and Chao-Wei Tsai and S. L. Wheelock and Dan Yan},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
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… Expand
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