GOODS/ISAAC Final Data Release (Version 2.0)

Published: 10 Sep 2007

As part of the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS), near-infrared imaging observations of the Chandra Deep Field South (CDF-S) were carried out in J, H, Ks bands, using the ISAAC instrument mounted at the Antu Unit Telescope of the VLT at ESO's Cerro Paranal Observatory, Chile.

These data were obtained as part of the ESO Large Programme: LP168.A-0485(A) (PI: C. Cesarsky). Data covering four ISAAC fields in J and Ks bands were also drawn from the ESO programmes 64.O-0643, 66.A-0572 and 68.A-0544 (PI: E.Giallongo), which were part of the previous data releases.
This data release includes 26 fully reduced and calibrated VLT/ISAAC fields in J and Ks bands, and 24 fields in H band, covering 172.4, 159.6, and 173.1 arcmin2 of the GOODS/CDF-S region, respectively, as well as three mosaics in J, H and Ks. More than 50% of the images reach a 5-sigma depth for point sources of at least 25.2 mag (J), 24.7 mag (H and Ks) in the AB system ("median depth").