Release of Stacked Images and Source Lists for VST ATLAS Public Survey

Published: 17 Sep 2015
VST g,r,i image of NGC 253

New data products resulting from the VST Public Survey ATLAS are now available via the dedicated Phase3 query interface at the Science Archive Facility.

This second data release of ATLAS covers all the data collected from the start of observations in August 2011 through to end September 2013. The total sky coverage is ~2000–3000 square degrees, depending on the band (SDSS u,g,r,i,z), out of the target ~4000 square degrees at high Galactic latitudes. Stacked reduced images, weightmaps, and single-band source lists are provided in this release for a total volume of 5 TB. The ATLAS Public Survey data release is accompanied by a comprehensive description.