Astrophysics (index)

VIRMOS-VLT Deep Survey

(spectroscopic survey of 100,000 high-redshift galaxies)

The VIRMOS-VLT Deep Survey (VVDS) is a high-Redshift Survey using the VIMOS Multi-Object Spectrograph/Integral Field Spectrograph on the European Southern Observatory Very Large Telescope in a number of fields totaling 4 square-degrees. Spectra were recorded for more than 100,000 galaxies, with redshifts at least to 5.

(The survey name is indeed spelled "VIRMOS" with an R, in contrast to the instrument used.)

(survey,cosmology,dark matter)
VVDSVVDS-20463884VIRMOS-VLT Deep Survey