Science data products

Many KiDS papers are accompanied by the release of high-level scientific data, such as MCMC chains, specific catalogs, or software code. This page provides links to such data products as well as accompanying information.

Acknowledgements

Users of any KiDS data must include proper acknowledgements in their publications. In the tables below the Acknowledgements section indicates which papers/data sets should be acknowledged, and the exact text to use is specified on the Acknowledgements page.

Cosmological analyses

KiDS-450: weak lensing power spectrum

Köhlinger et al. 2017, arXiv:1706.02892

Based on 450 square degrees of survey data, an analysis of the weak gravitational lensing shear power spectrum was published in KiDS-450: the tomographic weak lensing power spectrum and constraints on cosmological parameters (Köhlinger et al. 2017, arXiv:1706.02892). A number of scientific data products are available, including MCMC chains, data vectors, the covariance matrix, and redshift distributions, as well as software code specifically written for the analysis. More details can be found in the paper (linked below) and all data files are accompanied by detailed README files.

Links Paper on arXiv
Data Primary Monte Carlo Markov Chains 3-z bin analysis:
gzipped tarball (1.9 MB)
FITS (1.9 MB)

2-z bin analysis:
gzipped tarball (1.3 MB)
FITS (1.4 MB)

README
Data Vectors (tomographic E-mode and B-mode band powers for the 2 and 3 z-bin analyses), Covariance Matrices, DIR distributions, and additional calibration data gzipped tarball (5.9 MB)

README
Software Quadratic estimator qe_public
Likelihood module to be used within MONTE PYTHON kids450_qe_likelihood_public
Acknowledge Köhlinger et al. 2017, arXiv:1706.02892
KiDS-450

KiDS-450: Cosmological parameter constraints

Hildebrandt & Viola et al. 2017, MNRAS, 465, 1454

Based on 450 square degrees of survey data, the first cosmological parameter constraints from KiDS were published in KiDS-450: Cosmological parameter constraints from tomographic weak gravitational lensing (Hildebrandt & Viola et al. 2017, MNRAS, 465, 1454). A number of scientific data products are available, including MCMC chains, data vectors, the covariance matrix, and redshift distributions. More details can be found on the page linked below and all data files are accompanied by detailed README files.

Links KiDS-450 Cosmic Shear webpage
Paper PDF
Paper on ADS
Data Primary Monte Carlo Markov Chain gzipped tarball  (91 MB)
FITS  (60 MB)

README
Data Vector (tomographic two-point correlation function), Covariance Matrix, DIR and CC redshift distributions gzipped tarball (3.8 MB)

README
Acknowledge Hildebrandt & Viola, 2017, MNRAS, 465, 1454
KiDS-450

Catalogs

KiDS DR2 cluster catalog

Based on the KiDS data released in DR1 and DR2 a catalog of 1543 candidate galaxy clusters was constructed, covering an area of 114 sq. degrees, in the redshift range 0 ≤ z ≤ 0.7.

Links KiDS DR2 cluster catalog webpage
Acknowledge Radovich et al. 2017, A&A, 598, A107
KiDS DR1/DR2

KiDS-450 lensing catalogs

The KiDS-450 weak lensing shear catalog formed the basis of the first tomographic weak lensing analyses from KiDS and the first constraints on cosmological parameters. Based on the same data set as KiDS DR3, spanning 450 square degrees, although the released shear catalog is filtered to include only sources with reliable shear measurements. Details regarding the catalog can be found on the dedicated webpage linked below.

Links KiDS-450 Weak lensing data webpage
Acknowledge KiDS-450

Lensing catalogs 2015

The first KiDS weak lensing results, published in 2015 and 2016, made use of shear catalogs that were based on imaging data from KiDS DR1 and DR2. Some information related to the catalogs and the papers based on them can be found on the webpage linked below.

Links Lensing catalogs 2015 webpage
Acknowledge Lensing catalogs 2015