Data access via ESO
The publicly released KiDS data products are stored in two archives: the
ESO Science Archive and the Astro-WISE archive.
The data products have been created using the Astro-WISE system aided by additional
software for final cataloging (KIDSCAT) and masking (Pulecenella).
Subsequently, the data have been exported to outside Astro-WISE to obtain the format
requested by ESO.
It is important to realize there are some differences between the data files that can be retrieved via ESO and via Astro-WISE, but that these differences are only between the meta-data. The pixel data are identical between the data products available at ESO and via Astro-WISE!
The science products (calibrated, stacked images, single-band source lists, and catalogs) stored in the ESO Science Archive can be easily accessed through the Phase 3 query interface: