The DECam Legacy Survey

The Legacy Survey is producing an inference model catalog of the sky from a set of optical and infrared imaging data, comprising 14,000 deg² of extragalactic sky visible from the northern hemisphere in three optical bands (g,r,z) and four infrared bands. The sky coverage is approximately bounded by -18° < δ < +84° in celestial coordinates and \(|b|\) > 18° in Galactic coordinates. The DECam Legacy Survey is providing these data in the equatorial region at δ < +30° using the Dark Energy Camera on the Blanco Telescope.

Current Release: Data Release 2

January 2016



The LBNL Physics Division is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science High Energy Physics.

The Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory are operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, which is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231, provided staff, computational resources, and data storage for this project.

The Computational HEP program in The Department of Energy's Science Office of High Energy Physics provided resources through the "Cosmology Data Repository" project (Grant #KA2401022).

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