Discovery of Variables in WFCAM and VISTA Data

Nicholas Cross*, Nigel Hambly, Ross Collins, Eckhard Sutorius, Mike Read, Rob Blake

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Abstract

The advent of WFCAM on UKIRT has allowed high-resolution (sub-arcsecond), multi-epoch surveys of medium sized (tens of square degrees) areas of sky in the near infrared for the first time. At the Wide Field Astronomy Unit in Edinburgh we have built a science archive to allow users easy access to all WFCAM data: UKIDSS surveys, large campaigns and PI data. As part of our work we have designed and built tables and software that allow users to work with multi-epoch data: a table of motions and statistics that allows users to select objects that are variable in different ways and a table that allows easy generation of light-curves. We will process VISTA data in much the same way, but VISTA will extend these surveys to cover hundreds of square degrees.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTHIRTY YEARS OF ASTRONOMICAL DISCOVERY WITH UKIRT: THE SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM INFRARED TELESCOPE
EditorsA Adamson, J Davies, Robson
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages193-199
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-94-007-7431-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
PublisherSPRINGER
Volume37
ISSN (Print)1570-6591

Keywords

  • SCIENCE ARCHIVE
  • SKY SURVEY

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