Information on Service 'K2/C9 VST datalink service'

The Kepler satellite has observed the Galactic center in a campaign lasting from April until the end of June 2016 (K2/C9). The main objective of the 99 hours for the microlensing program 097.C-0261(A) using the ESO VLT Survey Telescope (VST) was to monitor the superstamp (i.e., the actually downloaded region of K2/C9) in service mode for improving the event coverage and securing some color-information. Due to weather conditions, the majority of images were taken in the red band. These are part of the present release. The exact pointing strategy was adjusted to cover the superstamp with 6 pointings and to contain as many microlensing events from earlier seasons as possible. In addition, a two-point dither was requested to reduce the impact of bad pixels and detector gaps. Consequently, some events were getting more coverage and have been observed with different CCDs. The large footprint of roughly 1 square degree and the complementary weather conditions at Cerro Paranal have lead to the coverage of 147 events (this resource's events table), but ~60 of those were already at baseline.

For a list of all services and tables belonging to this service's resource, see Information on resource 'Coordinated microlensing survey observations with Kepler K2/C9 using VST'


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NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
ID Id The pubisher DID of the dataset of interest N/A;meta.main
MAXREC Match limit Maximum number of records returned. Pass 0 to retrieve service parameters. N/A N/A
RESPONSEFORMAT Output Format File format requested for output. N/A meta.code.mime
VERB Verbosity Exhaustiveness of column selection. VERB=1 only returns the most important columns, VERB=2 selects the columns deemed useful to the average user, VERB=3 returns a table with all available columns. N/A N/A

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