VVV: The near-IR Milky Way bulge and plane survey

M. Rejkuba, O. A. Gonzalez, I. Toledo, D. Minniti, P. Lucas

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The ESO public survey "VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea" (VVV) started mapping the inner disk and bulge of our Galaxy with the VISTA 4m telescope in the near-IR in 2010. The planned survey area of 520 deg2 is observed in the Z, Y, J, H and Ks filters, and in addition more than 100 epochs of repeated imaging in Ks will be collected over ∼5 years. The final products will be a deep near-IR atlas in five passbands, and catalogue of more than a million variable sources. This public survey will provide data available to the whole community and therefore will enable further studies of the history of the Milky Way, its star cluster evolution, and the population census of the Galactic Bulge and center, as well as the investigations of the star formation regions in the disk.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaAssembling the Puzzle of the Milky Way
EstadoPublicada - 2012
EventoInternational Conference on Assembling the Puzzle of the Milky Way - Le Grand-Bornand, Francia
Duración: 17 abr. 201122 abr. 2011

Serie de la publicación

NombreEPJ Web of Conferences
ISSN (versión impresa)2101-6275
ISSN (versión digital)2100-014X


OtrosInternational Conference on Assembling the Puzzle of the Milky Way
CiudadLe Grand-Bornand

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Física y Astronomía General


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