Vista Hemisphere Survey (VHS)

The fifth Data Release, third version of the Vista Hemisphere Survey (VHS) from the ESO-VISTA telescope is stored in Data Lab as a photometric reference dataset. It has been crossmatched against five other Data Lab datasets: allwise.source, gaia_dr2.gaia_source, nsc_dr2.object, sdss_dr16.specobj, and unwise_dr1.object.

For a full description of VHS DR5, please visit the ESO data page (


All users are required to acknowledge the source of the data with an appropriate citation in their publications, using the following text:

"The VISTA Hemisphere Survey data products served at Astro Data Lab are based on observations collected at the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere under ESO programme 179.A-2010, and/or data products created thereof."
This data has been downloaded from ESO on 2021-05-12 and are re-distributed unmodified with the exception of some columns added by NOIRLab according to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). Note that we have removed the following columns, since they were entirely empty:
  • hpsfmag
  • hpsfmagerr
  • hsermag2d
  • hsermag2derr
  • jpsfmag
  • jpsfmagerr
  • jsermag2d
  • jsermag2derr
  • kspsfmag
  • kspsfmagerr
  • kssermag2d
  • kssermag2derr
  • ypsfmag
  • ypsfmagerr
  • ysermag2d
  • ysermag2derr
Further, we have added the following columns to improve usability within Data Lab:
  • elon
  • elat
  • htm9
  • ring256
  • nest4096
  • random_id