First Release of VST Public Survey ATLAS Imaging Data

Published: 18 Nov 2013

Data products resulting from the first release of the ESO/VST Public Survey ATLAS are now available via the dedicated Phase 3 query interface at the ESO Science Archive Facility.

This data release consists of the stacked reduced images and associated source lists taken from the start of observations in August 2011, through to end September 2012 under ESO program ID 177.A-3011. The imaging data comprises the combination of the two individual pawprint images which goes to make an ATLAS stacked pawprint in each field. The passbands covered are the SDSS u, g, r, i, z bands reaching approximately the same depth (r~22) as the SDSS survey in the Northern Hemisphere. The data release comprises a total of 32031 data files occupying ~3TB in its default Rice compression. The total area covered is ~1000 deg2.

The ATLAS public survey data release is accompanied by a comprehensive description.