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WISE's Survey Strategy

Animation depiction of infrared scanning.
 

This animation illustrates WISE's 11-second data-taking exposure cycle. The cycle is synchronized with the orbit to generate total sky coverage with overlap between orbits in six months following launch. There will be eight or more exposures at every position for more than 99% of the sky.

WISE will survey the sky in two near-infrared channels: 3.3 and 4.7 Ám, and two mid-infrared channels: 12 and 23 Ám.

Launch MPEG:
  Animation 1: 725 x 642 (13.7MB)
  Animation 2: 725 x 642 (4.07MB)
  Animation 3: 725 x 642 (11.9MB)

Launch animated GIF:
  Animation 1: 400 x 400 (5.11MB)
  Animation 2: 400 x 400 (408KB)
  Animation 3: 400 x 400 (613KB)



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