The VIMOS VLT deep survey the K-band follow-up in the 0226-04 field

S. Temporin, A. Iovino, M. Bolzonella, H. J. McCracken, M. Scodeggio, B. Garilli, D. Bottini, V. Le Brun, O. Le Fèvre, D. MacCagni, J. P. Picat, R. Scaramella, L. Tresse, G. Vettolani, A. Zanichelli, C. Adami, S. Arnouts, S. Bardelli, A. Cappi, S. CharlotP. Ciliegi, T. Contini, O. Cucciati, S. Foucaud, P. Franzetti, I. Gavignaud, L. Guzzo, O. Ilbert, B. Marano, C. Marinoni, A. Mazure, B. Meneux, R. Merighi, S. Paltani, R. Pellò, A. Pollo, L. Pozzetti, M. Radovich, D. Vergani, G. Zamorani, E. Zucca, M. Bondi, A. Bongiorno, J. Brinchmann, S. De La Torre, F. Lamareille, Y. Mellier, C. J. Walcher

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Aims. We present a new -band survey that represents a significant extension to the previous wide-field -band imaging survey within the 0226-04 field of the VIMOS-VLT deep survey (VVDS). The new data add ~458 arcmin to the previous imaging program, thus allowing us to cover a total contiguous area of ~600 arcmin within this field.Methods. Sources were identified both directly on the final -band mosaic image and on the corresponding, deep image from the CFHT Legacy Survey in order to reduce contamination, while ensuring compilation of a truly -selected catalogue down to the completeness limit of the -band. The newly determined -band magnitudes are used in combination with the ancillary multiwavelength data for determining accurate photometric redshifts.Results. The final catalogue totals ~52 000 sources, out of which ~4400 have a spectroscopic redshift from the VVDS first epoch survey. The catalogue is 90% complete down to = 20.5 mag. We present -band galaxy counts and angular correlation function measurements down to this magnitude limit. Our results are in good agreement with previously published work. We show that using magnitudes to determine photometric redshifts significantly lowers the incidence of catastrophic errors. The data presented in this paper are publicly available through the CENCOS database.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-95
Number of pages15
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008


  • Cosmology: large-scale structure of Universe
  • Galaxies: general
  • Infrared: galaxies
  • Surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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