The Faint Sky Variability Survey is aimed at finding photometric and/or astrometric variable objects in the brightness range between ~16th and ~24th mag on time-scales between tens of minutes and years with photometric precisions ranging from 3 millimag for the brightest to 0.2 mag for the faintest objects. An area of ~23 deg2, located at mid and high Galactic latitudes, has been covered using the Wide Field Camera (0.29 deg2 FoV) on the 2.5-m Isaac Newton Telescope on La Palma. The survey area is divided into 17 sub-areas covering a full range in RA. The V filter is used for most of the variability observations, with B and I filters used to provide auxiliary color information.
Faint Sky Variability Survey at a Glance
|PI(s)||Ed van den Heuvel|
|Years of Observation||1998-2001|
|Area covered:||~23 deg2 in 79 fields|
|Bands||V primary - B, I for color information|
|Median Depth (5σ)||23.7, 24.2, 22.5 (V,B,I)|
|Median Seeing||1.3, 1.3, 1.1 (V,B,I)|
|Number of images||5402|
- More information: Archive of FSVS website
- Survey publication: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2003MNRAS.339..427G
- Data Release [FTP link]
- NOAO Science Data Archive search form. The default search will return the full survey holdings. Use the options on the form, or the returned listing of data products to refine the search further.