Public Survey Progress

The progress of the VISTA public survey (First Cycle) and VST public surveys is shown in the following cumulative plots. The cumulative trends show the progress up to April 01, 2016.  The percentage of completion shows the successfully completed observing hours with respect to the time requested for survey completion in the survey management plans plus additional time allocations following the Public Survey Panel review meetings in April 2014 and January 2016.



The above graphic shows the expected progress of completion for the first cycle of VISTA surveys, that are currently ongoing. The continuous black line indicates the typically available observing time per month, based on the last 3.5 years of VISTA operations. The VISTA public surveys selected in the second cycle will start operation as more telecsope time becomes available, following the completion of the ongoing surveys.