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Details on Acronym:   WISEPF
   WISEPF (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Preliminary Release Single-exposure Source Working Database) Write:<<WISEPF JHHMMSS.SS+DDMMSS.S>> N: 2236310549 Object:(IR)  (SIMBAD class: IR = Infra-Red source) Note:The Wide-field Infared Survey Explorer (WISE) is a NASA medium-class Explorer mission that surveyed the entire sky in the 3.4, 4.6, 12 and 22 micron bands in 2010 and 2011. WISE achieved 5-sigma point source sensitivities per band better than 0.08, 0.11, 1 and 6 mJy. Angular resolution is 6.1", 6.4", 6.5" and 12.0" at 3.4, 4.6, 12 and 22 microns, respectively, with astrometric precision better than 0.2". WISE was launched on 14 December 2009 and began its survey on 14 January 2010. Data products from WISE include a calibrated digital Atlas of coadded images in the four survey bands, and a Source Catalog containing positions and fluxes for objects detected on the coadded Atlas Images. Ancillary data products include the individual Single-exposure images that were coadded to form the Image Atlas and a Working Database of sources extracted from the Single-exposure images. The WISE Preliminary Data Release was made on April 14, 2011, and covered approximately 57% of the sky The WISE Final Data Release that will cover the full sky will take place approximately in March of 2012.
The "WISEPF" acronym refers to sources that are contained in the WISE Preliminary Release Single-exposure Source Working Database.
Descriptions of the contents, format and characteristics of WISE data products are available in the Explanatory Supplement to the WISE Preliminary Data Release Data Products (Cutri et al. 2011): http://wise2.ipac.caltech.edu/docs/release/prelim/expsup/wise_prelrel_toc.html
See also the mission description in Wright et al. 2010AJ....140.1868W.
See also WISE, WISEP, WISEF. Auth.:Roc Cutri

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