Welcome to the IPAC gallery! This gallery provides images and information about projects that have been and currently are being supported by IPAC.

IRAS - the Infrared Satellite Observatory was launched in 1983 and scanned more than 96 percent of the sky in four infrared bands centered at 12, 25, 60 and 100 microns. IRAS increased the number of cataloged astronomical sources by almost 50%, detecting about 250,000 infrared sources. The IRAS Gallery includes all sky images as well as several images of molecular clouds and galaxies.
The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) , which began taking data in 1997, is a ground based survey which scanned the entire sky in three near-infrared bands. The 2MASS Gallery includes several spectacular images of galaxies as well as regions within our own Galaxy, including portions of the Galactic Plane and the Orion Nebula.
The Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) was launched by the European Space Agency in Nov 1995. A separate gallery exists for each of its four instruments: The ISOPHOT Gallery (photometer), The ISOCAM Gallery (camera) The ISO-SWS Gallery (Short Wavelength Spectrometer) and The ISO-LWS Gallery (Long Wave Spectrometer).
The Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) was launched in 1996. During its 10 months of operation, MSX gathered a vast amount of data on the infrared emission from the gas and dust which permeates the universe. The MSX Gallery contains wonderful images of the galactic center.