Near-infrared photometric maps

We present a collection of deep near-infrared photometric maps of galaxies in the Local Group. The maps have been collected during 20+ years of the Araucaria Project, and parts of them were presented in a number of scientific papers. For the first time, we share the entire collection.

The data file is prepared to be read using python pandas, e.g.

import pandas as pd
df = pd.read_fwf("db_Car.txt",dtype={"JD_J": str,"JD_K": str})

If you find our photometric maps useful, please acknowledge our work and cite: P. Karczmarek et al., The Araucaria Project: Deep near-infrared photometric maps of the Local Group Galaxies. I. Carina, Fornax, Sculptor, (2021, in prep.)

We welcome comments and suggestions: pkarczmarek AT camk.edu.pl

I. Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies

Entire collection of FITS images can be found on Zenodo.

II. Magellanic Clouds

Photometric maps in preparation. Expected release date: Feb 1, 2022.

III. Local Group Galaxies

Photometric maps in preparation. Expected release date: Feb 1, 2023.

IV. Sculptor Group Galaxies

Photometric maps in preparation. Expected release date: Feb 1, 2024.