The Registry of Open Data on AWS is now available on AWS Data Exchange
All datasets on the Registry of Open Data are now discoverable on AWS Data Exchange alongside 3,000+ existing data products from category-leading data providers across industries. Explore the catalog to find open, free, and commercial data sets. Learn more about AWS Data Exchange

3-Band Cryo Data | Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)

astronomy imaging satellite imagery survey


The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) was a NASA Medium Explorer satellite in low-Earth orbit that conducted an all-sky astronomical imaging survey over four infrared bands from 2010-2011. The 3-Band Cryo Data Release contains 3.4, 4.6 and 12 micron (W1, W2, W3) imaging data that were acquired between 6 Aug and 29 Sept 2010 while the detectors were cooled by the inner cryogen tank following the exhaustion of the outer tank.

Update Frequency

The WISE 3-Band Cryo Data Release has been finalized and will not be updated.



Managed By

NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA) at Caltech

See all datasets managed by IRSA.


How to Cite

3-Band Cryo Data | Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) was accessed on DATE from If you use the 3-Band Cryo Single-exposure Image Sets, please cite the Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.26131/IRSA149. In addition, follow the WISE acknowledgement guidelines and the IRSA acknowledgement guidelines.

Usage Examples


Resources on AWS

  • Description
    3-Band Cryo Single-exposure Image Sets: 392,879 calibrated 1024x1024 pix @2.75"/pix FITS image sets for the individual 7.7 sec (W1 and W2) and 8.8/4.4/2.2/1.1 sec (W3) WISE survey exposures. Each image set consists of three intensity images, noise maps, and bit-masks indicating pixel use status, one each for the W1, W2 and W3 WISE bands.
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls --no-sign-request s3://nasa-irsa-wise/wise/cryo-3band/

Edit this dataset entry on GitHub

Tell us about your project