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OmegaWINGS : OmegaCAM-VST observations of WINGS galaxy clusters

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Context. Wide-field observations targeting galaxy clusters at low redshift are complementary to field surveys and provide the local benchmark for detailed studies of the most massive haloes in the local Universe. The Wide-field Nearby Galaxy-cluster Survey (WINGS) is a wide-field multi-wavelength survey of X-ray selected clusters at z = 0.04-0.07. The original 34' x 34' WINGS field of view has now been extended to cover a 1 deg(2) field with both photometry and spectroscopy. Aims. We present the Johnson B- and V-band OmegaCAM at the VST observations of 46 WINGS clusters together with the data reduction, data quality, and Sextractor photometric catalogues. Methods. The data reduction was carried out with a modified version of the ESO-MVM (also known as ALAMBIC) reduction package, adding a cross-talk correction, the gain harmonisation, and a control procedure for problematic CCDs. The stray-light component was corrected for by employing our own observations of populated stellar fields. Results. With a median seeing of 1 '' in both bands, our 25-min exposures in each band typically reach the 50% completeness level at V = 23.1 mag. The quality of the astrometric and photometric accuracy has been verified by comparison with the 2MASS and SDSS astrometry, and SDSS and previous WINGS imaging. Star-to-galaxy separation and sky-subtraction procedure were tested comparing them with previous WINGS data. Conclusions. The Sextractor photometric catalogues are publicly available at the CDS and will be included in the next release of the WINGS database on the Virtual Observatory together with the OmegaCAM reduced images. These data form the basis for a large ongoing spectroscopic campaign with AAOmega at the AAT and are being employed for a variety of studies.
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galaxies: clusters: general, catalogs, galaxies: photometry, galaxies: fundamental parameters, DIGITAL SKY SURVEY, STAR-FORMATION, NEARBY CLUSTERS, ENVIRONMENTAL DEPENDENCE, DATA RELEASE, PHOTOMETRY, FIELD, EVOLUTION, SAMPLE, MORPHOLOGY, methods: observational

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Gullieuszik, M, B Poggianti, G Fasano, S Zaggia, A Paccagnella, A Moretti, D Bettoni, et al. 2015. “OmegaWINGS : OmegaCAM-VST Observations of WINGS Galaxy Clusters.” Astronomy & Astrophysics 581.
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Gullieuszik, M., Poggianti, B., Fasano, G., Zaggia, S., Paccagnella, A., Moretti, A., Bettoni, D., et al. (2015). OmegaWINGS : OmegaCAM-VST observations of WINGS galaxy clusters. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 581.
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Gullieuszik M, Poggianti B, Fasano G, Zaggia S, Paccagnella A, Moretti A, et al. OmegaWINGS : OmegaCAM-VST observations of WINGS galaxy clusters. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS. 2015;581.
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Gullieuszik, M, B Poggianti, G Fasano, et al. “OmegaWINGS : OmegaCAM-VST Observations of WINGS Galaxy Clusters.” ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS 581 (2015): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {Context. Wide-field observations targeting galaxy clusters at low redshift are complementary to field surveys and provide the local benchmark for detailed studies of the most massive haloes in the local Universe. The Wide-field Nearby Galaxy-cluster Survey (WINGS) is a wide-field multi-wavelength survey of X-ray selected clusters at z = 0.04-0.07. The original 34' x 34' WINGS field of view has now been extended to cover a 1 deg(2) field with both photometry and spectroscopy. 
Aims. We present the Johnson B- and V-band OmegaCAM at the VST observations of 46 WINGS clusters together with the data reduction, data quality, and Sextractor photometric catalogues. 
Methods. The data reduction was carried out with a modified version of the ESO-MVM (also known as ALAMBIC) reduction package, adding a cross-talk correction, the gain harmonisation, and a control procedure for problematic CCDs. The stray-light component was corrected for by employing our own observations of populated stellar fields. 
Results. With a median seeing of 1 '' in both bands, our 25-min exposures in each band typically reach the 50\% completeness level at V = 23.1 mag. The quality of the astrometric and photometric accuracy has been verified by comparison with the 2MASS and SDSS astrometry, and SDSS and previous WINGS imaging. Star-to-galaxy separation and sky-subtraction procedure were tested comparing them with previous WINGS data. 
Conclusions. The Sextractor photometric catalogues are publicly available at the CDS and will be included in the next release of the WINGS database on the Virtual Observatory together with the OmegaCAM reduced images. These data form the basis for a large ongoing spectroscopic campaign with AAOmega at the AAT and are being employed for a variety of studies.},
  articleno    = {A41},
  author       = {Gullieuszik, M and Poggianti, B and Fasano, G and Zaggia, S and Paccagnella, A and Moretti, A and Bettoni, D and D'Onofrio, M and Couch, WJ and Vulcani, B and Fritz, Jacopo and Omizzolo, A and Baruffolo, A and Schipani, P and Capaccioli, M and Varela, J},
  issn         = {1432-0746},
  journal      = {ASTRONOMY \& ASTROPHYSICS},
  keyword      = {galaxies: clusters: general,catalogs,galaxies: photometry,galaxies: fundamental parameters,DIGITAL SKY SURVEY,STAR-FORMATION,NEARBY CLUSTERS,ENVIRONMENTAL DEPENDENCE,DATA RELEASE,PHOTOMETRY,FIELD,EVOLUTION,SAMPLE,MORPHOLOGY,methods: observational},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {17},
  title        = {OmegaWINGS : OmegaCAM-VST observations of WINGS galaxy clusters},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201526061},
  volume       = {581},
  year         = {2015},
}

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