New release of images and source lists for the VST Photometric H-alpha Survey of the Southern Galactic Plane (VPHAS+)

Published: 12 May 2015

New data products resulting from the ESO/VST Public Survey VPHAS+ are now available via the dedicated Phase 3 query interface at the ESO Science Archive Facility.

This second data release of VPHAS+ covers all the data collected during the first 21 months (from Dec. 2012 to Sept. 2013). The total combined area coverage amounts to  24% of the survey footprint, which was observed to desired image quality. The observations in this time span favoured the Galactic equator and some well-known open clusters of interest to the Gaia-ESO Survey. Reduced images weightmaps and single-band source lists are provided for a total volume of 1.7TB.

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