A preliminary database of DENIS point sources

N. Epchtein, E. Deul, S. Derriere, J. Borsenberger, D. Egret, G. Simon, C. Alard, L.G. Balazs, D.B. de Batz, M-R.L. Cioni, E. Copet, M. Dennefeld, T. Forveille, P. Fouque, F. Garzon, H.J. Habing, A. Holl, J. Hron, S. Kimeswenger, F. LacombeT. Le Bertre, C. Loup, G.A. Mamon, A. Omont, G. Paturel, A.C. Robin, D. Rouan, D. Tiphene, I. Vauglin, S. Wagner

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    This paper announces the release at CDS of a substantial set of point sources detected by the DENIS project. DENIS is the first astronomical survey of the Southern sky in two near-infrared bands (J at 1.25 m, and Ks at 2:15 m) and one optical band (Gunn-i at 0.82 m), conducted by a European consortium, using the 1m telescope at ESO, La Silla (Chile). The first data release, described here, consists of a preliminary set of about 17 million extracted point sources, corresponding to 102 strips (2% of the Southern sky), and resulting from observations performed in 1996. Data are available through a World-Wide Web server at the CDS (Strasbourg astronomical Data Center): http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/denis.html.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)236-242
    JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
    Publication statusPublished - 1999


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