Expected hours of observations for the Cycle 1 VISTA surveys in the period October 2016 to April 2018
The above graphic shows the histogram of the expected hours of observations for the Cycle 1 VISTA surveys in the period October 2016 to April 2018. The areas are colour coded according to the Cycle 1 survey acronyms. The full line indicates the typical completed hours per month based on VISTA operations over the previous 4.5 years. The available time between the colour coded areas and the black line was assigned to the new projects selected during the second VISTA call. Some Cycle 2 surveys began observations before April 2017, to exploit time freed up over certain RA ranges by the completion of some Cycle 1 surveys.