Vvv dr1: the first data release of the milky way bulge and southern plane from the near-infrared eso public survey vista variables in the via lactea

@article{Saito2011VvvDT,
  title={Vvv dr1: the first data release of the milky way bulge and southern plane from the near-infrared eso public survey vista variables in the via lactea},
  author={Roberto K. Saito and Maren Hempel and Dante Minniti and Philip W. Lucas and Marina Rejkuba and Ignacio Toledo and Oscar A. Gonzalez and Javier Alonso-Garc{\'i}a and Michael J. Irwin and Eduardo A. Gonz{\'a}lez-Solares and Simon T. Hodgkin and J. R. Lewis and N J G Cross and Valentin D. Ivanov and Eamonn Kerins and James P. Emerson and Mario Soto and Eduardo B. Amores and Sebasti{\'a}n Gurovich and Istv{\'a}n D{\'e}k{\'a}ny and Rodolfo Angeloni and J C Beamin and M{\'a}rcio Catel{\'a}n and Nelson Padilla and Manuela Zoccali and Paweł Pietrukowicz and Christian Moni Bidin and Francesco Mauro and Douglas Geisler and S. L. Folkes and Stuart E. Sale and Jura Borissova and Radostin Kurtev and Andrea Veronica Ahumada and Mar{\'i}a Victoria Alonso and A J Adamson and Julia I. Arias and Reba M. Bandyopadhyay and Rodolfo H. Barb{\'a} and Beatriz Barbuy and G. Baume and Luigi R. Bedin and Andrea Bellini and Robert A. Benjamin and E. Bica and Charles J Bonatto and Leonardo Bronfman and Giovanni Carraro and Andr{\'e}-Nicolas Chen{\'e} and Juan Jos{\'e} Clari{\'a} and J. R. A. Clarke and Carlos Contreras and A. Corvillon and Richard de Grijs and Bruno Dias and J E Drew and C. Fari{\~n}a and Carlos Feinstein and Eduardo Fern{\'a}ndez-Laj{\'u}s and Roberto C Gamen and Wolfgang Gieren and Bertrand Goldman and Carlos Gonzalez-Fernandez and Robert J. J. Grand and Guillermo Gunthardt and Nigel C. Hambly and Margaret Murray Hanson and Krzysztof G. Hełminiak and Melvin Hoare and Leo Huckvale and Andr{\'e}s Jord{\'a}n and Karen Kinemuchi and Andrew J. Longmore and Mart{\'i}n L{\'o}pez-Corredoira and Thomas J. Maccarone and D. Majaess and Eric L. Martin and Nicola Masetti and Ronald Mennickent and I. F. Mirabel and Lorenzo Monaco and L. Morelli and Ver{\'o}nica Motta and T Palma and M. C. Parisi and Quentin Andrew Parker and Francisco Penaloza and Grzegorz Pietrzyński and Giuliano Pignata and Bogdan Stefan Popescu and Mike A. Read and Alejandra F. Rojas and Alexandre Roman-Lopes and Mar'ia Teresa Ruiz and Ivo Saviane and Matthias R. Schreiber and Anja C. Schroder and S. Sharma and M. D. Smith and L Sodr{\'e} and Joseph J. Stead and Andrew W. Stephens and Motohide Tamura and C. Tappert and Mark A. Thompson and Elena Valenti and Leonardo Vanzi and Nicholas A. Walton and W. A. Weidmann and Albert A. Zijlstra},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2011},
  volume={537},
  pages={1-21}
}
Context. The ESO public survey VISTA variables in the V�a L�ctea (VVV) started in 2010. VVV targets 562 sq. deg in the Galactic bulge and an adjacent plane region and is expected to run for about five years. Aims: We describe the progress of the survey observations in the first observing season, the observing strategy, and quality of the data obtained. Methods: The observations are carried out on the 4-m VISTA telescope in the ZYJHK s filters. In addition to the multi-band imaging the… 

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