New Imaging Data Release for the VVV Public Survey

Published: 25 Mar 2015

The VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea Survey (VVV) is a wide area, near-infrared (Z, Y, J, H, Ks), multi-epoch imaging survey of the Milky Way Bulge and Disk with a total sky coverage of 540 square degrees. This new Phase 3 release (VVV DR4) contains observations up to 30 September 2013 with all approved data from CASU v1.3 pipeline reduction, and includes images and single-band source catalogues. It replaces the previous releases that had been processed with previous pipeline versions and adds a large amount of new data, mainly increasing the number of epochs for the Ks band.

Images and source lists can be queried and downloaded from the Science Archive Facility. For more information please refer to the comprehensive description.