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

Published: 17 Aug 2016

A new data release of science products resulting from the ESO/VST Public Survey VPHAS+ is now available via the dedicated Phase 3 query interface at the ESO Science Archive Facility.
The latest release of VPHAS+ is  adding the science products (images and source lists) from 24 months of observations, in the time interval  01/10/2013 to 10/09/2015. The cumulative area coverage of the VPHAS+ products amounts now to 43% of the entire survey footprint, which was observed to desired image quality. The aim of VPHAS+ DR3 is to maximize the publicly available data, hence supplying the complete filter coverage for as many fields as possible. With this release a total area of about 364 sq.deg are now covered in all survey filters in the Galactic plane and Bulge, and about 200 sq. deg are also available in either the red or the blue filters only.
Reduced images, weight-maps and single-band source lists are provided for a total volume of 1.4TB. The VPHAS+ public survey data release is accompanied by a comprehensive description.