With more than a thousand tiles, VVVX expects to cover 150 deg across the Milky Way from longitude 230 to longitude 20 and an overlaping area of 20º x 24º in the Bulge between −10" < l < +10" and −14.5" < b < 9.5"
ATel #8869; R. K. Saito (Universidade Federal de Sergipe), D. Minniti (Univ. Andres Bello, Millennium Institute of Astrophysics, Vatican Observatory), M. Catelan (Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile, Millennium Institute of Astrophysics), J. C. Beamin (Univ. de Valparaiso, Millennium Institute of Astrophysics), R. Contreras Ramos (Millennium Institute of Astrophysics, Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile) on 25 [...]
The Master program in astrophysics at Universidad de Valparaíso announces two graduated students using VVV data for variability and paralaxes; Nicolas Medina, supervised by prof. Jordanka Borissova and Vicente Villanueva, supervised by prof. Radostin Kurtev. Congratulations to Nicolás and Vicente, as both graduated summa cum laude. 0ther graduate thesis on VVV
The 7th VVV Science Workshop will be held in the city of Antofagasta on February 29th and March 1st, 2016. SCIENTIFIC RATIONALE VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) is one of the six ESO Public Surveys for 4-meter VISTA Telescope. VVV is scanning the Milky Way bulge and an adjacent section of the midplane, [...]
VVV-WIT-03 http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=8244 The object is not detectable in observations (Ks band) between 2010 and 2013, then in 2014, the object appears badly saturated and after 325 days since the last observation, the object is marginally detected in the Ks band. This unclassified variable source from VVV survey had a increase of at least 7 magnitudes in [...]
On 2013, Andrea Obaid and Cristian Campos, partners at the tv show Tecnociencia, casted the 10th episode of the 3rd season of their program. The first part was about astronomy; the VVV Survey and the VISTA telescope at Paranal, and about the planet hunting done from Chile, in which they interview Dante Minniti, our P.I. [...]
VISTA Discovers New Component of Milky Way Astronomers using the VISTA telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory have discovered a previously unknown component of the Milky Way. By mapping out the locations of a class of stars that vary in brightness called Cepheids, a disc of young stars buried behind thick dust clouds in the central [...]
Progress of VVV observations 17.10.2015 As of October 17, 2015 the observations for VVV are complete. Run 179B.2002(B): YZJHK + 5 Ks-epochs for Bulge & Disk 300 hours, completed Run 179B.2002(C): 12 additional Ks-epochs for all Bulge tiles, 8 more Ks-epochs for the Disk tiles 292 hours, competed Run 179B.2002(D): Bulge in Ks only, selected [...]