KMOS Science Verification

Eleven nights have been allocated to the KMOS SV. These have been scheduled in the following 2 periods (which includes some nights for technical time):

  • June 24 to 30 2013 (SV1)
  • September 21 to 27 2013 (SV2)

News

  • June 26: the first two nights (June 24/25) were used to reach the nominal temperature of the instrument. Arm 16 was stuck in the field and thus could not be used. Also some neighbouring arms could not be used for some SV programmes.
  • June 30: four nights were fully dedicated to Science Verification with observations conducted for 10 of the SV programmes.
  • September 22: two half-nights were used to re-calibrate the arms of the instrument. Arm 13 was not available for this run.
  • September 28: the execution of ths SV run went very smoothly, some time was lost due to bad weather conditions in the last two nights.
  • September 30: overall, 85% of all SV programmes (67% of the scheduled) time wer successfully completed.

Approved Programs

A total of 21 proposals have been allocated SV time. The observations are being performed in "service mode style" by a dedicated team and the collected data are made available to the whole user community. See VLT Science Verification Policy and Procedures for more details.

WARNING: all (raw) data and calibrations are becoming public shortly after observations.
There is no proprietary period nor earlier data release to the PIs.

If you have any questions on the KMOS Science Verification, please contact Jorge Melnick

Below is the list of programs with the project titles as well as the links to the corresponding raw archive data.

  • Program 60.A-9446(A): J. Richard et al.: Looking for low luminosity lensed galaxies with KMOS.
    The program was fully completed. The archive link to data from this program can be found here.
  • Program 60.A-9447(A): N. Gibson et al.: Exoplanet transits with KMOS: Is GJ 1214b a water-world Super Earth or a cloudy Mini-Neptune? and
    D. Angerhausen et al.: Exoplanet transits with KMOS: Is GJ 1214b a water-world Super Earth or a cloudy Mini-Neptune?.
    Only data for the first hour of the transit were taken. The archive link to data from this program can be found here.
  • Program 60.A-9448(A): B. Lanzoni et al.: Solving the NGC6388 conundrum: KMOS velocity measures of individual stars.
    The program was fully completed. The archive link to data from this program can be found here.
  • Program 60.A-9449(A): R. Maiolino et al.: The nature and the origin of dark galaxies.
    The program was fully completed. The archive link to data from this program can be found here.
  • Program 60.A-9450(A): A. Feldmeier et al.: A legacy survey of kinematics and stellar populations of the Milky Way nuclear cluster.
    The program was fully completed. The archive link to data from this program can be found here.
  • Program 60.A-9451(A): D. Wylezalek et al.: KMOS confirmation of Spitzer-selected galaxy clusters at z > 1.4.
    The programm was fully completed. The archive link to data from this program can be found here.
  • Program 60.A-9452(A): C. Evans et al.: A pilot study of extragalactic red supergiants in NGC 6822.
    The program was fully completed. The archive link to data from this program can be found here.
  • Program 60.A-9453(A): G. Costigan et al.: Connecting Accretion Variations to Stellar Rotation.
    Unfortunately, no data were taken.
  • Program 60.A-9454(A): L. Inno et al.: Abundances and kinematics in the near end of the Galactic Bar.
    Unfortunately, no data were taken.
  • Program 60.A-9455(A): M. Rodrigues et al.: Unveiling the dynamical nature of Luminous Compact Galaxies at z~0.6.
    The program was fully completed. The archive link to data from this program can be found here.
  • Program 60.A-9456(A): C. Evans et al.: A pilot study of clusters discovered by the VVV Survey.
    The program was fully completed. The archive link to data from this program can be found here.
  • Program 60.A-9457(A): J. Melnick et al.: Dwarf Starburst Galaxies at High Redshifts.
    The program was fully completed. The archive link to data from this program can be found here.
  • Program 60.A-9458(A): S. Ramsay et al.: Outflows from massive young stellar objects.
    The program was fully completed. The archive link to data from this program can be found here.
  • Program 60.A-9459(A): D. Fedele et al.: The embedded stellar population of rho Oph.
    One quarter of the program was completed. The archive link to data from this program can be found here.
  • Program 60.A-9460(A): D. Sobral et al.: KMOS-CFHiZELS: The Dynamics and Chemistry of HI selected star-forming galaxies at z~1.
    The program was fully completed. The archive link to data from this program can be found here.
  • Program 60.A-9461(A): G. Cresci et al.: An unprecedented IR view of the prototypical merging galaxy NGC6240.
    Two thirds of the program were completed. The archive link to data from this program can be found here.
  • Program 60.A-9462(A): M. Cesetti et al.: Near-Infrared line strength gradients in IC4296.
    The program was fully completed. The archive link to data from this program can be found here.
  • Program 60.A-9463(A): R. Galvan-Madrid et al.: The Jet-Accretion Connection in Young Stellar Objects: KMOS Mapping of Near-Infrared Lines.
    The program was fully completed. The archive link to data from this program can be found here.
  • Program 60.A-9464(A): A. Galametz et al.: A galaxy cluster candidate at zphot = 1.82 in the CANDELS UDS field.
    Half of the program was completed. The archive link to data from this program can be found here.
  • Program 60.A-9465(A): F. Buitrago et al.: Unveiling low redshift HUDF ETGs: their internal disks & galactic satellites.
    Unfortunately, no data were taken.

The calibration frames can be obtained via the CalSelector in the ESO archive query. We do not guarantee that all calibration files are correctly associated to the science files in the early days of science verification. Therefore, here we also provide the calibration files for the individual nights (UT 00:00:00 to UT 23:59:59) of the two SV observing periods:

  • June 25 calibration data can be queried from the ESO archive via this link.
  • June 26 calibration data can be queried from the ESO archive via this link.
  • June 27 calibration data can be queried from the ESO archive via this link.
  • June 28 calibration data can be queried from the ESO archive via this link.
  • June 29 calibration data can be queried from the ESO archive via this link.
  • June 30 calibration data can be queried from the ESO archive via this link.
  • September 21 calibration data can be queried from the ESO archive via this link.
  • September 22 calibration data can be queried from the ESO archive via this link.
  • September 23 calibration data can be queried from the ESO archive via this link.
  • September 24 calibration data can be queried from the ESO archive via this link.
  • September 25 calibration data can be queried from the ESO archive via this link.
  • September 26 calibration data can be queried from the ESO archive via this link.
  • September 27 calibration data can be queried from the ESO archive via this link.
  • September 28 calibration data can be queried from the ESO archive via this link.

Publications

Here a list of publications that are based on KMOS Science Verification data:

  • Sobral et al. 2013, ApJ, accepted: The dynamics of z=0.8 H-alpha-selected star-forming galaxies from KMOS/CF-HiZELS
    See this link.

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