More than ninety thousand spectra and a redshift catalogue have now been released from the VIMOS Public Extragalactic Redshift Survey (VIPERS), the Public Spectroscopic Survey carried out under ESO Large Programme 182.A-0886, PI L. Guzzo. This is the largest spectroscopic galaxy redshift survey conducted so far with VLT Paranal facilities.
Release of Spectra and Catalogue from VIPERS Public Survey
The spectra are distributed over two equatorial fields, centered around RA=2 hrs (W1 CFHTLS field) and RA=22 hrs (W4 CFHTLS field), covering an overall area of ~23.5 square degrees. There are 91507 1-D extracted spectra in this data release, of which 86775 are galaxy spectra. These data provide an unprecedented sampling in volume, statistics on the number of galaxies and of the large-scale structure at redshift between 0.5 and 1.2.
Spectra can be browsed and downloaded via the Phase 3 main form and the Phase 3 spectral query form. The redshift catalogue is available through the Catalogue Facility query interface. More information on this data release can be found in the extensive description.