Release of New Imaging Data for VISTA Magellanic Clouds Survey

Published: 13 Oct 2014

New data products from the VISTA Survey of the Magellanic system Public Survey (VMC) are now available via the dedicated Phase 3 query interface. The current release is based on the observations of five new VMC survey tiles (three in the LMC and two in the SMC), as well as on improved reduction of two tiles released earlier.

Observations in Y-, J- and Ks-bands for a total sky coverage of ~7.5 square degrees in the LMC and ~3 square degrees in the SMC have been released. 179 reduced and calibrated tile images are provided together with the corresponding pawprints and deep co-added images. Weight maps and associated single band source lists are also provided. See the associated release description for details.