Vol. 572
In section 14. Catalogs and data

The VISTA Carina Nebula Survey. I. Introduction and source catalog

by T. Preibisch, P. Zeidler, T. Ratzka, V. Roccatagliata, and M.G. Petr-Gotzens A&A 572, A116


The authors used the 4m Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) of ESO to map an area of 6.7 square-degrees around the Carina Nebula in the near-infrared J-, H-, Ks-bands. The resulting catalog, which contains 3951580 sources, represents by far the most comprehensive deep near-infrared survey of the Carina Nebula complex and provides a new basis for investigating the young stellar population in this major star-forming complex.