2013A&A...559A..14L


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2013A&A...559A..14L - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 559A, 14-14 (2013/11-1)

The VIMOS VLT Deep Survey final data release: a spectroscopic sample of 35016 galaxies and AGN out to z ∼ 6.7 selected with 17.5 ≤ iAB≤ 24.75.

LE FEVRE O., CASSATA P., CUCCIATI O., GARILLI B., ILBERT O., LE BRUN V., MACCAGNI D., MOREAU C., SCODEGGIO M., TRESSE L., ZAMORANI G., ADAMI C., ARNOUTS S., BARDELLI S., BOLZONELLA M., BONDI M., BONGIORNO A., BOTTINI D., CAPPI A., CHARLOT S., CILIEGI P., CONTINI T., DE LA TORRE S., FOUCAUD S., FRANZETTI P., GAVIGNAUD I., GUZZO L., IOVINO A., LEMAUX B., LOPEZ-SANJUAN C., McCRACKEN H.J., MARANO B., MARINONI C., MAZURE A., MELLIER Y., MERIGHI R., MERLUZZI P., PALTANI S., PELLO R., POLLO A., POZZETTI L., SCARAMELLA R., TASCA L., VERGANI D., VETTOLANI G., ZANICHELLI A. and ZUCCA E.

Abstract (from CDS):

Deep representative surveys of galaxies at different epochs are needed to make progress in understanding galaxy evolution. We describe the completed VIMOS VLT Deep Survey and the final data release of 35016 galaxies and type-I AGN with measured spectroscopic redshifts covering all epochs up to redshift z∼6.7, in areas from 0.142 to 8.7 square degrees, and volumes from 0.5x106 to 2x107h–3.Mpc3. We selected samples of galaxies based solely on their i-band magnitude reaching iAB=24.75. Spectra were obtained with VIMOS on the ESO-VLT integrating 0.75h, 4.5h, and 18h for the Wide, Deep, and Ultra-Deep nested surveys, respectively. We demonstrate that any ``redshift desert'' can be crossed successfully using spectra covering 3650≤λ≤9350Å. A total of 1263 galaxies were again observed independently within the VVDS and from the VIPERS and MASSIV surveys. They were used to establish the redshift measurements reliability, to assess completeness in the VVDS sample, and to provide a weighting scheme taking the survey selection function into account. We describe the main properties of the VVDS samples, and the VVDS is compared to other spectroscopic surveys in the literature. In total we have obtained spectroscopic redshifts for 34594 galaxies, 422 type-I AGN, and 12430 Galactic stars. The survey enabled identifying galaxies up to very high redshifts with 4669 redshifts in such sample to date. A wealth of science results derived from the VVDS have shed new light on the evolution of galaxies and AGN and on their distribution in space over this large cosmic time. The VVDS further demonstrates that large deep spectroscopic redshift surveys over all these epochs in the distant Universe are a key tool to observational cosmology. To enhance the legacy value of the survey, a final public release of the complete VVDS spectroscopic redshift sample is available at http://cesam.lam.fr/vvds .

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: evolution - galaxies: formation - galaxies: high-redshift - cosmology: observations - large-scale structure of Universe - surveys

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1 NAME FDF reg 01 06 03.6 -25 45 46           ~ 121 0
2 NAME Extended Chandra Deep Field South reg 03 32 30.0 -27 48 20           ~ 613 0
3 NAME COSMOS Field reg 10 00 28.60 +02 12 21.0           ~ 2064 0

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