1 INAF–Osservatorio astronomico di Padova, Vicolo dell’Osservatorio 5, 35122 Padova, Italy
2 Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università degli Studi di Padova, Vicolo dell’Osservatorio 3, 35122 Padova, Italy
3 Australian Astronomical Observatory, PO Box 915, North Ryde, NSW 1670, Australia
4 Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), Todai Institutes for Advanced Study, the University of Tokyo, 277-8582 Kashiwa, Japan
5 Sterrenkundig Observatorium Vakgroep Fysica en Sterrenkunde Universiteit Gent, Krijgslaan 281, S9 9000 Gent, Belgium
6 Centro de Radioastronomía y Astrofisíca, UNAM, Campus Morelia, A.P. 3-72, CP 58089 Michoacán, Mexico
7 Specola Vaticana, 00120 Cittá Del Vaticana, Vatican City State
8 INAF–Osservatorio astronomico di Capodimonte, Salita Moiariello 16, 80131 Napoli, Italy
9 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università Federico II, via Cinthia, 80126 Napoli, Italy
10 Centro de Estudios de Fisica del Cosmos de Aragon, Plaza San Juan, 1, 44001 Teruel, Spain
Received: 9 March 2015
Accepted: 19 May 2015
Context. Wide-field observations targeting galaxy clusters at low redshift are complementary to field surveys and provide the local benchmark for detailed studies of the most massive haloes in the local Universe. The Wide-field Nearby Galaxy-cluster Survey (WINGS) is a wide-field multi-wavelength survey of X-ray selected clusters at z = 0.04–0.07. The original 34′ × 34′ WINGS field of view has now been extended to cover a 1 deg2 field with both photometry and spectroscopy.
Aims. We present the Johnson B- and V-band OmegaCAM at the VST observations of 46 WINGS clusters together with the data reduction, data quality, and Sextractor photometric catalogues.
Methods. The data reduction was carried out with a modified version of the ESO-MVM (also known as ALAMBIC) reduction package, adding a cross-talk correction, the gain harmonisation, and a control procedure for problematic CCDs. The stray-light component was corrected for by employing our own observations of populated stellar fields.
Results. With a median seeing of 1″ in both bands, our 25-min exposures in each band typically reach the 50% completeness level at V = 23.1 mag. The quality of the astrometric and photometric accuracy has been verified by comparison with the 2MASS and SDSS astrometry, and SDSS and previous WINGS imaging. Star-to-galaxy separation and sky-subtraction procedure were tested comparing them with previous WINGS data.
Conclusions. The Sextractor photometric catalogues are publicly available at the CDS and will be included in the next release of the WINGS database on the Virtual Observatory together with the OmegaCAM reduced images. These data form the basis for a large ongoing spectroscopic campaign with AAOmega at the AAT and are being employed for a variety of studies.
Key words: methods: observational / catalogs / galaxies: clusters: general / galaxies: photometry / galaxies: fundamental parameters
Based on observations made with VST at ESO Paranal Observatory under program ID 88.A-4005, 089.A-0023, 090.A-0074, 091.A-0059, and 093.A-0041.
The photometric catalogue is only available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (220.127.116.11) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/581/A41
© ESO, 2015