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The VIMOS Public Extragalactic Redshift Survey (VIPERS) : an unprecedented view of galaxies and large-scale structure at 0.5 < z < 1.2

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dc.contributor.author Guzzo, L. pl
dc.contributor.author Scodeggio, M. pl
dc.contributor.author Garilli, B. pl
dc.contributor.author Granett, B. R. pl
dc.contributor.author Fritz, A. pl
dc.contributor.author Abbas, U. pl
dc.contributor.author Adami, C. pl
dc.contributor.author Arnouts, S. pl
dc.contributor.author Bel, J. pl
dc.contributor.author Bolzonella, M. pl
dc.contributor.author Bottini, D. pl
dc.contributor.author Branchini, E. pl
dc.contributor.author Cappi, A. pl
dc.contributor.author Coupon, J. pl
dc.contributor.author Cucciati, O. pl
dc.contributor.author Davidzon, I. pl
dc.contributor.author De Lucia, G. pl
dc.contributor.author de la Torre, S. pl
dc.contributor.author Franzetti, P. pl
dc.contributor.author Fumana, M. pl
dc.contributor.author Hudelot, P. pl
dc.contributor.author Ilbert, O. pl
dc.contributor.author Iovino, A. pl
dc.contributor.author Krywult, J. pl
dc.contributor.author Le Brun, V. pl
dc.contributor.author Le Fèvre, O. pl
dc.contributor.author Maccagni, D. pl
dc.contributor.author Małek, K. pl
dc.contributor.author Marulli, F. pl
dc.contributor.author McCracken, H. J. pl
dc.contributor.author Paioro, L. pl
dc.contributor.author Peacock, J. A. pl
dc.contributor.author Polletta, M. pl
dc.contributor.author Pollo, Agnieszka [SAP11018773] pl
dc.contributor.author Schlagenhaufer, H. pl
dc.contributor.author Tasca, L. A. M. pl
dc.contributor.author Tojeiro, R. pl
dc.contributor.author Vergani, D. pl
dc.contributor.author Zamorani, G. pl
dc.contributor.author Zanichelli, A. pl
dc.contributor.author Burden, A. pl
dc.contributor.author Di Porto, C. pl
dc.contributor.author Marchetti, A. pl
dc.contributor.author Marinoni, C. pl
dc.contributor.author Mellier, Y. pl
dc.contributor.author Moscardini, L. pl
dc.contributor.author Nichol, R. C. pl
dc.contributor.author Percival, W. J. pl
dc.contributor.author Phleps, S. pl
dc.contributor.author Wolk, M. pl
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-19T15:13:52Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-19T15:13:52Z
dc.date.issued 2014 pl
dc.identifier.issn 0004-6361 pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/4002
dc.language eng pl
dc.title The VIMOS Public Extragalactic Redshift Survey (VIPERS) : an unprecedented view of galaxies and large-scale structure at 0.5 < z < 1.2 pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.abstract.en We describe the construction and general features of VIPERS, the VIMOS Public Extragalactic Redshift Survey. This ESO Large Programme is using the Very Large Telescope with the aim of building a spectroscopic sample of ~ 100 000 galaxies with i_{AB} < 22.5 and 0.5 <z< 1.5. The survey covers a total area of ~ 24 deg^{2} within the CFHTLS-Wide W1 and W4 fields. VIPERS is designed to address a broad range of problems in large-scale structure and galaxy evolution, thanks to a unique combination of volume (~ 5 ×10^{7}h^{-3}Mpc^{3} ) and sampling rate (~ 40%), comparable to state-of-the-art surveys of the local Universe, together with extensive multi-band optical and near-infrared photometry. Here we present the survey design, the selection of the source catalogue and the development of the spectroscopic observations. We discuss in detail the overall selection function that results from the combination of the different constituents of the project. This includes the masks arising from the parent photometric sample and the spectroscopic instrumental footprint, together with the weights needed to account for the sampling and the success rates of the observations. Using the catalogue of 53 608 galaxy redshifts composing the forthcoming VIPERS Public Data Release 1 (PDR-1), we provide a first assessment of the quality of the spectroscopic data. The stellar contamination is found to be only 3.2%, endorsing the quality of the star–galaxy separation process and fully confirming the original estimates based on the VVDS data, which also indicate a galaxy incompleteness from this process of only 1.4%. Using a set of 1215 repeated observations, we estimate an rms redshift error \sigma_{z}/ (1 + z) = 4.7 × 10^{-4} and calibrate the internal spectral quality grading. Benefiting from the combination of size and detailed sampling of this dataset, we conclude by presenting a map showing in unprecedented detail the large-scale distribution of galaxies between 5 and 8 billion years ago. pl
dc.subject.en cosmology: observations pl
dc.subject.en large-scale structure of Universe pl
dc.subject.en galaxies: distances and redshifts pl
dc.subject.en galaxies: statistics pl
dc.description.volume 566 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.1051/0004-6361/201321489 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 1432-0746 pl
dc.title.journal Astronomy and Astrophysics pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.identifier.articleid A108 pl
dc.rights.original OTHER; otwarte czasopismo; ostateczna wersja wydawcy; po opublikowaniu; 12 pl
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