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The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey (HeViCS)

An Open Time Key Program for the Herschel Satellite

HeViCS 250um map - Jul 2010

HeViCS is a fully sampled survey of about 55 sq deg of the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster, obtained with the Herschel Space Observatory using the instruments PACS and SPIRE in parallel mode. It provides a wavelength coverage in five bands from about 100 to 600 microns. It has detected about 250 galaxies at 250 micron (image on the right). The science goals include: a) The detection of dust in the intra-cluster medium, b) Extended cold dust around galaxies. c) FIR-submm luminosity functions, d) The UV to sub-mm spectral energy distribution of galaxies of various morphological types, e) The detection of dust in dwarf and giant elliptical galaxies.

Scientific Results

Public Data

A nice poster of the HeViCS Bright Galaxy Sample.
The HeViCS consortium:

Jonathan Davies (Principal Investigator), R. Auld, M. Baes, G. J. Bendo, S. Bianchi, H. Boehringer, D. Bomans, A. Boselli, L. Ciesla, M. Clemens, E. Corbelli, L. Cortese, T. Davis, A. Dariush, I. De Looze, S. Eales, D. Fadda, J. Fritz, D. Garcia-Appadoo, G. Gavazzi, C. Giovanardi, M. Grossi, T. Hughes, L. Hunt, A. Jones, S. Madden, L. Magrini, D. Pierini, M. Pohlen, M. Putman, S. Sabatini, M. Smith, S. di Serego Alighieri, J. Verstappen, C. Vlahakis, E. Xilouris, S. Zibetti
Topic revision: r29 - 23 Oct 2012, SimoneBianchi
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