VHS DR1 - VISTA Hemisphere Survey Data Release 1

The VHS will image the entire ~20 000 square degrees of the Southern Sky, with the exception of the areas already covered by the VIKING and VVV surveys, in J and Ks. The resulting data will be about 4 magnitudes deeper than 2MASS and DENIS. The 5000 square degrees covered by the Dark Energy Survey (DES), another imaging survey scheduled to begin in 2010 at the CTIO 4 metre Blanco telescope, will also be observed in H-band. The area around both of the Galactic Caps will be observed in Y- and H- band as well to be combined with the data from the VST ATLAS survey. The main science drivers of the VHS include: examining low mass and nearby stars, studying the merger history of the Galaxy, measuring the properties of Dark Energy through the examination of large-scale structure to a redshift of ~1, and searches for high redshift quasars.

Identifier
Source http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~rgm/vhs/
Metadata Access http://dc.g-vo.org/rr/q/pmh/pubreg.xml?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_datacite&identifier=ivo://wfau.roe.ac.uk/vhsDR1-dsa
Provenance
Creator WFAU, Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh
Publisher WFAU, Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh
Publication Year 2012
Contact Mark Holliman <msh@roe.ac.uk>
Representation
Resource Type AstroObjects
Format application/xml
Coverage
Discipline Astrophysics And Astronomy