SPIREX/Abu data demanded by and provided
to astronomical community
50 proposals received, 21 approved; 17 ultimately
All technically feasible “high priority” programs
completed; data reduced & distributed
Science results
Star formation regions: widespread L and PAH
Young clusters: circumstellar disk candidates
TOOs: gamma ray burster; X-ray nova
AGB stars in the Magellanic Clouds
Image archive
RIT’s database allows ready access to raw and
processed images & ancillary data
Student involvement
RIT undergraduates spearhead pipeline effort
Site data
Antarctic Plateau is the world’s darkest site for
thermal IR astronomy