Vista Magellanic Cloud Survey DR5.1: Incremental high level products released

Archive Science Group 4 years ago updated 4 years ago 0

The Vista Magellanic Cloud (VMC) Survey DR5.1 is now publicly available on the ESO Archive.

This incremental data release is based on observations acquired between February 2010 and October 2016 of 42 tiles encompassing the whole Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), the Magellanic Bridge and the Magellanic Stream components of the survey. The total sky coverage is ~40 deg2 in the SMC, ~20 deg2 in the Bridge and ~3 deg2 in the Stream. This release adds reduced and calibrated deep products (co-added tile images and related single band catalogues), together with a multi-band (YJKs) aperture matched, epoch merged source catalogue for more than 14.6 million sources, three multi epoch single band catalogues, a catalogue of variable sources (39406 records) and a PSF photometry catalogue.

The data published within the VMC DR5.1 release are produced by the Wide Field Astronomy Unit (WFAU). More detailed information is available in the accompanying documentation.

Data can be browsed via the Science Portal or programmatically. Catalogues are also available, they can be queried conjointly via the query facility or TAP.