Release of spectra and catalogue from the VIMOS Public Extragalactic Redshift Survey (VIPERS)

Published: 15 Dec 2016

More than ninety thousands spectra and a redshift catalogue are now released from the VIMOS Public Extragalactic Redshift Survey (VIPERS), carried out under the ESO Large Program 182.A-0886, PI L. Guzzo. This is the largest galaxy redshift survey conducted so far at ESO Paranal facilities.
The measured spectra are distributed over two equatorial fields, centered around RA=2 hrs (W1 CFHTLS field) and RA=22 hrs (W4 CFHTLS field), covering an overall area of ~23.5 square degrees. This data release includes 91507 1-D extracted spectra, including  86775 galaxies, and a final redshift catalogue.  These data provide an unprecedented sampling in volume, statistics on the number of galaxies and large-scale structure at redshift between 0.5 and 1.2.

Spectra can be browsed and downloaded via the Phase 3 main and the Phase 3 specific query forms for spectra. The redshift catalog is available through the Catalog Facility query interface. More information on this data release can be found in the extensive description.