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The VANDELS ESO public spectroscopic survey. Final data release of 2087 spectra and spectroscopic measurements

B. Garilli, R. J. McLure, L. Pentericci, P. Franzetti, A. Gargiulo, A. C Carnall, O. Cucciati, A. Iovino, R. Amorin, M. Bolzonella, A. Bongiorno, M. Castellano, A. Cimatti, M. Cirasuolo, F. Cullen, J. S. Dunlop, D. Elbaz, S. L. Finkelstein, A. Fontana, F. Fontanot, M. Fumana, L. Guaita, W. G. Hartley, M. Jarvis, S. Juneau, D. Maccagni, D. J. McLeod, K. Nandra, E. Pompei, L. Pozzetti, M. Scodeggio, M. Talia, A. Calabrò, G. Cresci, J. P. U. Fynbo, N. P. Hathi, P. Hibon, A. M. Koekemoer, M. Magliocchetti, M. Salvato, G. Vietri, G. Zamorani, O. Almaini, I. Balestra, S. Bardelli, R. Begley, G. Brammer, E. F. Bell, R. A. A. Bowler, M. Brusa, F. Buitrago, C. Caputi, P. Cassata, S. Charlot, A. Citro, S. Cristiani, E. Curtis-Lake, M. E. Dickinson, G. G. Fazio, H. C. Ferguson, F. Fiore, M. Franco, A. Georgakakis, M. Giavalisco, A. Grazian, M. Hamadouche, I. Jung, S.-L. Kim, Y. Khusanova, O. Le Fèvre, M. Longhetti, J. Lotz, F. Mannucci, D. T. Maltby, K. Matsuoka, H. Mendez-Hernandez, J. Mendez-Abreu, M. Mignoli, M. Moresco, M. Nonino, M. Pannella, C. Papovich, P. Popesso, G. Roberts-Borsani, D. J. Rosario, A. Saldana-Lopez, P. Santini, A. Saxena, D. Schaerer, C. Schreiber, D. P. Stark, L. A. M. Tasca, R. Thomas, E. Vanzella, V. Wild, C. C. Williams, E. Zucca

VANDELS is an ESO Public Spectroscopic Survey designed to build a sample of high-signal-to-noise ratio, medium-resolution spectra of galaxies at redshifts between 1 and 6.5. Here we present the final Public Data Release of the VANDELS Survey, comprising 2087 redshift measurements. We provide a detailed description of sample selection, observations, and data reduction procedures. The final catalogue reaches a target selection completeness of 40% at iAB = 25. The high signal-to-noise ratio of the spectra (above 7 in 80% of the spectra) and the dispersion of 2.5 Å allowed us to measure redshifts with high precision, the redshift measurement success rate reaching almost 100%. Together with the redshift catalogue and the reduced spectra, we also provide optical mid-infrared photometry and physical parameters derived through fitting the spectral energy distribution. The observed galaxy sample comprises both passive and star forming galaxies covering a stellar mass range of 8.3 < Log(M*/M) < 11.7.

galaxies: distances and redshifts; galaxies: statistics; galaxies: fundamental parameters; cosmology: observations; surveys; catalogs; Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies; Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics

1. This paper, which presents the final data release of the final high-redshift VIMOS survey, is dedicated to the memory of Olivier Le Fèvre, PI of the VIMOS instrument, world renowned expert of extragalactic spectroscopy and a pioneer in spectroscopy of the distant Universe.
2. All catalogues and spectra are accessible through the survey database ( where all information can be queried interactively, and via the ESO Archive (

Astronomy & Astrophysics
Volume 647, Article Number A150, Number of pages 15
2021 March

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Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia