ESO Imaging Survey: VII. Distant cluster candidates over 12 square degrees

M. Scodeggio, L. F. Olsen, L. Da Costa, R. Slijkhuis, C. Benoist, E. Deul, T. Erben, R. Hook, M. Nonino, A. Wicenec, S. Zaggia

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In this paper the list of candidate clusters identified from the I-band images of the ESO Imaging Survey (EIS) is completed using the data obtained over a total area of about 12 square degrees (EIS Patches C and D). 248 new cluster candidates are presented. Together with the data reported earlier the total I-band coverage of EIS is 17 square degrees, which has yielded a sample of 302 cluster candidates with estimated redshift in the range 0.2 ≲ z ≲ 1.3 and a median redshift of z = 0.5. This is the largest optically-selected sample currently available in the Southern Hemisphere. It is also well distributed in the sky thus providing targets for a variety of VLT programs nearly year round.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-92
Number of pages10
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 1999
Externally publishedYes


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