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The Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury

The Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury is a Hubble Space Telescope Multi-cycle program to map roughly a third of M31's star forming disk, using 6 filters covering from the ultraviolet through the near infrared. With HST's resolution and sensitivity, the disk of M31 will be resolved into more than 100 million stars, enabling a wide range of scientific endeavors.

The PHAT observations are grouped into 23 "bricks", each listed under a different proposal ID. Each brick consists of a 3x6 array of pointings, producing complete coverage in the UV, optical, and NIR. Each brick is observed as two 3x3 "half bricks", with observations taken ~6 months apart. In the first observing season, a 3x3 half brick of WFC3 pointings is completed in primary, while parallel observations produce a highly overlapping 3x3 tile of ACS observations in the adjacent half brick. After 6 months, the telescope can be rotated by 180 degrees from the original orientation, such that the primary WFC3 pointings cover the area that was tiled by ACS in the first season, and vice versa. Each pointing is observed for 2 orbits, using the 2 WFC3 cameras for one orbit each.

Filters: F275W+F336W (WFC3/UVIS), F475W+F814W (ACS/WFC), F110W+F160W (WFC3/IR)

Depth: UVIS data reach a magnitude limit of ~25 in F275W and F336W. ACS data reach maximum depths of ~28 magnitudes in F475W and ~27 magnitudes in F814W in the uncrowded outer disk. In these same regions, WFC3/IR data reach maximum depths of ~26.5 and ~25.5 in F110W and F160W, respectively. However, the depth is crowding limited in the optical and NIR, and thus is a strong function of radius. As a result, photometry in the inner bulge fields is far shallower.

In November 2014, the PHAT team delivered version 2 photometry files. For more information see the v2 photometry readme file.

Available Data