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Astron. Astrophys. 346, 58-66 (1999)

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ESO imaging survey

VI. I-band data of patches C and D

C. Benoist 1, L. daCosta 1, L.F. Olsen 1,2, E. Deul 1,3, T. Erben 1,5, M.D. Guarnieri 6, R. Hook 7, M. Nonino 1,8, I. Prandoni 9, M. Scodeggio 1, R. Slijkhuis 1,3, A. Wicenec 1 and S. Zaggia 1,10

1 European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2, D-85748 Garching bei München, Germany
2 Astronomisk Observatorium, Juliane Maries Vej 30, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
3 Leiden Observatory, P.O. Box 9513, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
4 Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, 98bis Bd Arago, F-75014 Paris, France
5 Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Postfach 1523, D-85748 Garching bei München, Germany
6 Osservatorio Astronomico di Pino Torinese, Strada Osservatorio 20, I-10025 Torino, Italy
7 Space Telescope - European Coordinating Facility, Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2, D-85748 Garching bei München, Germany
8 Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, Via G.B. Tiepolo 11, I-31144 Trieste, Italy
9 Istituto di Radioastronomia del CNR, Via Gobetti 101, I-40129 Bologna, Italy
10 Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Via Moiariello 15, I-80131 Napoli, Italy

Received 4 August 1998 / Accepted 1 February 1999


This paper presents the I-band data obtained by the ESO Imaging Survey (EIS) over two patches of the sky, 6 square degrees each, centered at [FORMULA], [FORMULA], and [FORMULA], [FORMULA]. The data are being made public in the form of object catalogs and, photometrically and astrometrically calibrated pixel maps. These products together with other useful information can be found at "http://www.eso.org/eis". The overall quality of the data in the two fields is significantly better than the other two patches released earlier and cover a much larger contiguous area. The total number of objects in the catalogs extracted from these frames is over 700,000 down to [FORMULA], where the galaxy catalogs are 80% complete. The star counts are consistent with model predictions computed at the position of the patches considered. The galaxy counts and the angular two-point correlation functions are also consistent with those of the other patches showing that the EIS data set is homogeneous and that the galaxy catalogs are uniform.

Key words: surveys – stars: statistics – galaxies: statistics – cosmology: large-scale structure of Universe

© European Southern Observatory (ESO) 1999

Online publication: May 6, 1999