The Dark Energy Survey (DES) Science Verification (SV) phase, carried out in late 2012 to early 2013, consisted of a mini-survey to nearly the full depth of the final DES Survey. The DES SVA1 catalog thus provides a preview of what is expected to be delivered in DES DR1 in December 2017.

For a full description of DES SVA1, visit the DESDM page at NCSA (