CIGALE means Code Investigating GALaxy Emission. The code has been developed to study the evolution of galaxies by comparing modelled galaxy spectral energy distributions (SEDs) to observed ones from the X-rays and far ultraviolet to the far infra-red and radio. See the Download page to download the mainstream CIGALE and X-CIGALE (to be included into CIGALE soon).
CIGALE is a software that extends the SED fitting algorithm written by Burgarella et al.
(2005, MNRAS 360, 1411), Noll et al. (2009, A&A 507, 1793). The last paper describing CIGALE is Boquien et al. (2019, A&A 622, 103 and see Abstract below). We would be glad that you acknoledge our work by listing these references in your paper, if you use CIGALE.
The important X-rays domain is now added to CIGALE. Using the X-CIGALE version (that will be fully integrated into CIGALE in the next future), CIGALE can handle X-rays data along with the usual other multi-wavelength data. X-CIGALE is described in Yang et al. (2020, MNRAS 491, 740).
CIGALE has been developed within the D-SIGALE (Dark Side of GALaxy Evolution) project led by Guilaine LAGACHE (IAS) and funded by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR).
- Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, France
- Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile
- Institut für Physik, Universität Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany
- Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
- George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA