The VISTA Carina Nebula Survey. I. (T. Preibisch et al.)

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


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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.