The NOAO Fundamental Plane Survey (NFPS) is a wide-field imaging/spectroscopic study of rich, low-redshift galaxy clusters. The survey targets X-ray-selected clusters at 0.010 < z < 0.067, distributed over the whole sky, with imaging and spectroscopic observations obtained for 25 clusters. This data set was designed for investigations of galaxy properties in the cluster environment and of large-scale velocity fields through the fundamental plane. Imaging observations were obtained with the mosaic imager at the KPNO 0.9 and 4m telescopes, as well as the CTIO 4m telescope.
NFPS at a Glance
|Years of Observation||1999-2001|
|Sample:||B & R image mosaics of 25 z < 0.067 galaxy clusters|
|Median Depth (5σ)||(B, R) = (23.5, 22.7)|
|Median Seeing||(B, R) = (1.6, 1.4) arcsec|
|Number of images||1048|
- More information: Archive of NFPS website
- Survey publication: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2004AJ....128.1558S
- 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.