The formation and evolution of planetary systems: Description of the Spitzer Legacy science database

John M. Carpenter, Jeroen Bouwman, Murray D. Silverstone, Jinyoung Serena Kim, John Stauffer, Martin Cohen, Dean C. Hines, Michael R. Meyer, Nathan Crockett

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Abstract

We present the science database produced by the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems (FEPS) Spitzer Legacy program. Data reduction and validation procedures for the IRAC, MIPS, and IRS instruments are described in detail. We also derive stellar properties for the FEPS sample from available broadband photometry and spectral types, and present an algorithm to normalize Kurucz synthetic spectra to optical and near-infrared photometry. The final FEPS data products include IRAC and MIPS photometry for each star in the FEPS sample and calibrated IRS spectra.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-450
Number of pages28
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Volume179
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Circumstellar matter
  • Formation
  • Infrared
  • Planetary systems
  • Stars
  • Subject headings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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