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WISE The central region of the Milky Way as seen in infrared light by the IRAS mission 20 years ago.
Screen capture showing the result page returned by the IRSA/WISE Image Service for the WISE Atlas Image covering the supernova remnant IC443.

The primary resource for technical data about WISE and its data products can be found at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center.

All WISE Data Products
Visit - Access the WISE data products, including the Source Catalog and Image Atlas, via the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA). IRSA services are Virtual Observatory compatible.

AllWISE Data Release
Visit - A quick guide to the AllWISE data release, data access instructions and supporting documentation.

All-Sky Data Release
Visit - An introduction to the WISE data products, data access instructions and supporting documentation.

3-Band Cryo Data Release - June 29, 2012
Visit - This release contains 3.4, 4.6 and 12 Ám (W1, W2 and W3) image and extracted source data that were acquired following the exhaustion of solid hydrogen in the satellite's payload outer cryogen tank.

Standard Acknowledgment for Use of WISE Data in Publications
Please include the following in any published material that makes use of the WISE data products:

“This publication makes use of data products from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, which is a joint project of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.”

We also encourage coordinating any press releases on publications arising from the use of WISE data products with the JPL press representative for WISE, Whitney Clavin, whitney.b.clavin@jpl.nasa.gov. You can also contact the JPL Media Relations office at 818-354-5011.

Visit - This private library from SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) lists all known published papers to date about or using the WISE mission.

WISE from the PI’s Perspective
Visit - For more information about WISE from the Principal Investigator, Professor Ned Wright at UCLA.


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