A preliminary database of DENIS point sources

N. Epchtein, E. Deul, S. Derriere, J. Borsenberger, D. Egret, G. Simon, C. Alard, L. G. Balázs, B. De Batz, M. R. Cioni, E. Copet, M. Dennefeld, T. Forveille, P. Fouqué, F. Garzón, H. J. Habing, A. Holl, J. Hron, S. Kimeswenger, F. LacombeT. Le Bertre, C. Loup, G. A. Mamon, A. Omont, G. Paturel, P. Persi, A. C. Robin, D. Rouan, D. Tiphène, I. Vauglin, S. J. Wagner

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This paper announces the release at CDS of a substantial set of point sources detected by the DENIS project. DENIS is the first astronomical survey of the Southern sky in two near-infrared bands (J at 1.25 μm, and Ks at 2.15 μm) and one optical band (Gunn-i at 0.82 μm), conducted by a European consortium, using the 1m telescope at ESO, La Silla (Chile). The first data release, described here, consists of a preliminary set of about 17 million extracted point sources, corresponding to 102 strips (2% of the Southern sky), and resulting from observations performed in 1996. Data are available through a World-Wide Web server at the CDS (Strasbourg astronomical Data Center): http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/denis.html.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-242
Number of pages7
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999



  • Astronomical data bases: miscellaneous
  • Galaxy: stellar content
  • Infrared: stars
  • Stars: lowmass, brown dwarfs
  • Surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Epchtein, N., Deul, E., Derriere, S., Borsenberger, J., Egret, D., Simon, G., Alard, C., Balázs, L. G., De Batz, B., Cioni, M. R., Copet, E., Dennefeld, M., Forveille, T., Fouqué, P., Garzón, F., Habing, H. J., Holl, A., Hron, J., Kimeswenger, S., ... Wagner, S. J. (1999). A preliminary database of DENIS point sources. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 349(1), 236-242.