New data products resulting from the VISTA public surveys are now available via the Phase 3 query interface from the Science Archive Facility. The current release of data from the VVV, VHS, VIKING, and VMC surveys (6.2 TB) covers mostly the period from October 2010 to September 2011 and consists of astrometrically and photometrically calibrated mosaiced and co-added images (each 1.5 square degrees), weight maps and associated single band source lists in the different bands of each survey.

These new data largely complement the first VISTA public survey release from 2011, adding up to a total of 12 TB of (compressed) imaging data. Each public survey data release is accompanied by a comprehensive description.

The provision of and access to VISTA public data is enabled by the collaboration of ESO with the survey PIs, the Cambridge Astronomy Survey Unit (CASU) and the Edinburgh Wide Field Astronomy Unit (WFAU).

News of the latest data releases through Phase 3 can be found here.

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Winter view over VISTA
Winter view over VISTA