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Table 1

KiDS survey observing strategy.

Filter Exposure time Exposures Sequence duration PSF FWHM Mag limit Lower PM limit Upper PM limit
(s) (s) (′′) (AB 5σ 2″) (′′/h) (′′/h)
u 250 4 1176 1.1 23.8–24.4 0.05–0.08 160
g 180 5 1120 0.9 24.6–25.4 0.05–0.08 200
r 360 5 2020 0.8 24.6–25.3 0.03–0.04 100
i 240 5 1420 1.1 22.9–24.4 0.04–0.06 167

Notes. Exposure times in seconds, number of total exposures, the mean sequence duration in seconds, the full-width half-maximum of the point spread function in arcseconds, and the limiting magnitude for the different filters. The last two columns give an estimate of the theoretical lower proper motion limit derived by the sequence duration and residualdispersion, and the upper proper motion limit given by the cross-matching radius. After de Jong et al. (2015).

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