Spitzer Observing Program Description:

The Spitzer component of GOALS consists of:

(1) A Cycle 1 GO program (Mazzarella et al., Program ID# 3672) consisting of imaging and photometric measurements in the 4 channels of IRAC (3.6, 4.5, 5.8, and 8.0 μm) and the 3 channels of MIPS (24, 70 and 160 μm) for the 203 RBGS systems with infrared luminosity greater than 1011 L. An overview of the Spitzer imaging and photometric program is provided here.

(2) A Cycle 3 Legacy GO program (Armus et al., program ID# 30323) consisting of spectroscopic observations with all four modes of the IRS to collect nuclear spectra of the RBGS systems as well as some of their nearby companions. An overview of the Spitzer spectroscopic program is provided here.

A tabulated target list of the Spitzer imaging and spectroscopy programs is provided here.