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How do I get the Scan ID of all WISE exposures covering a given area?
Posted by Vandana Desai on 02 February 2016 09:31 AM

Question:

I need to download some Scan ID/Frame (Single Exposure, Level 1b) WISE images covering a given region of the sky. The web interface requires the Scan ID. But I cannot find out how to get the Scan ID of all the observations covering a given area (e.g within a box of 5x5deg around M42).

Answer: 

You can get a list of ScanIDs this way:

http://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu -> WISE -> WISE Catalog Search

Under WISE All-Sky Database, Selection = WISE All-Sky Single Exposure (L1b) Frame Metadata Table

Boxes up to 2deg can be searched at a time.

There is a similar table for NEOWISE.

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