GOODS/VIMOS Spectroscopy: Data Release Version 2.0

Published: 15 Dec 2009

Multi-object spectroscopy of faint galaxies in the Chandra Deep Field South (CDFS) has been carried out, as part of the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS), using the VIsible Multi-Object Spectrograph (VIMOS) instrument mounted at the Melipal Unit Telescope of the VLT at ESO's Cerro Paranal Observatory, Chile. The GOODS/VIMOS spectroscopic campaign is part of the ESO/GOODS program in the CDFS, which complements the FORS2 ESO/GOODS spectroscopic campaign.
This data release contains the redshift catalog resulting from the full data set of the GOODS/VIMOS spectroscopic campaign of the ESO/GOODS large programme 171.A-3045 (P.I. C. Cesarsky) which have been obtained in service mode observations between September 2004 and January 2007. The GOODS/VIMOS campaign is structured in two separate surveys using two different VIMOS grisms. The VIMOS Low Resolution Blue (LR-Blue) and Medium Resolution (MR) orange grisms have been used to cover different redshift ranges. The LR-Blue campaign is aimed at observing galaxies mainly at 1.8<z<3.5, while the MR campaign mainly aims at galaxies at z<1 and Lyman Break Galaxies (LBGs) at z >3.5.
A full description of the survey can be found in the accompanying publication "The Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey - VLT/VIMOS Spectroscopy in the GOODS-South Field: Part II" by Balestra et al. (2009), submitted to A&A.