During the spring of 1998 the Wide Field Camera with four thinned
EEV 4kx2k CCDs was commissioned
at the prime focus of the 2.5-meter Isaac Newton Telescope on
La Palma. This new instrument offers unique opportunities for the
UK/NL communities to execute high resolution, deep, wide field
optical imaging surveys. The INT Wide Field Survey programme began
in August 1998 and this page provides
status information for the survey and a gateway to access the survey data.
Dates of the scheduled observational
give an indication of
when new data will be available for download. Flux and Astrometrically
calibrated data will be made available approximately one month after it has
Under the terms of the
Announcement of Opportunity the raw data is made immediately available
to researchers from the UK and NL only. The data will be released to the
wider community after the standard one year period. (Those researchers
associated with the survey applications as co-I's will need to contact
Jim Lewis ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
for password access to the data.)
In order to obtain access to the survey data, users must first
register. We require this information in order to be able to inform
you of when your data is ready for download and also for use in
collating access statistics.
When searching the list of observations, you may request data files
and submit your request. You will be sent an email upon completion of
that request, this will inform you of where and how you may retrieve
your data files.
Registration requests will only be processed during the working day (GMT),
subsequent data requests will be available at any time.
The present access system is a provisional one and is subject to
change. It is probable that large data requests will be distributed by
tape medium in the future and that ftp downloads may be limited in
During the April 1998 commissioning period, test data on a small
number of fields was obtained. This data is made available to the community.
This test data is currently located in
Cambridge, UK. Some brief
We ask that authors using this data employ the standard
in their papers.