First data release from VISIONS - VISTA Star Formation Atlas - Public Survey

Archive Science Group 4 years ago updated 4 years ago 1

VISIONS is a sub-arcsec NIR atlas of the nearby (d < 500 pc) star forming complexes accessible from the southern hemisphere. The atlas will contain tens of thousands of young starts (0.1 to 10 Myr), will be sensitive to objects down to few Jupiter masses and reach spatial resolutions of 100-250 AU.

This first release includes excellent quality J, H and Ks band observations of the dense field of the Ophiuchus star-forming region. More details about the release content can be found in the accompanying Phase 3 data release documentation.

Images, confidence maps and source lists, together with band-merged catalogues associated to each individual tile, are accessible via the Science Portal or via the Programmatic Access Service