The SVA1 data products do not constitute an official DES data release and are provided on an "as is" basis in support of DES publications based on SVA1 data. The SVA1 data products possess several known issues (documented in more detail below) arising from features in the instrument, data reduction, catalog creation, and calibration processes that were present during this early phase of data taking prior to normal operations of DES.
Support for the SVA1 data products is very limited. The primary sources of documentation are the papers that derived these data products, and questions can be addressed to the authors of those papers. Questions about the distribution of the data or the content of these wiki pages can be submitted using the web form provided here. Questions and responses are tracked, and can be viewed here.
The full listing of downloadable files can be found here.
The data products are described in more detail on the pages linked above and files are linked by topic below. Catalog files are distributed as gzipped FITS binary tables. Ancillary depth maps are provided as HEALPix formatted gzipped binary FITS tables.
Funding for the DES Projects has been provided by the DOE and NSF(USA), MEC/MICINN/MINECO(Spain), STFC(UK), HEFCE(UK). NCSA(UIUC), KICP(U. Chicago), CCAPP(Ohio State), MIFPA(Texas A\&M), CNPQ, FAPERJ, FINEP (Brazil), DFG(Germany) and the Collaborating Institutions in the Dark Energy Survey.
The Collaborating Institutions are Argonne Lab, UC Santa Cruz, University of Cambridge, CIEMAT-Madrid, University of Chicago, University College London, DES-Brazil Consortium, University of Edinburgh, ETH Zurich, Fermilab, University of Illinois, ICE (IEEC-CSIC), IFAE Barcelona, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, LMU Munchen and the associated Excellence Cluster Universe, University of Michigan, NOAO, University of Nottingham, Ohio State University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Portsmouth, SLAC National Lab, Stanford University, University of Sussex, and Texas A\&M University.
The DES Data Management System is supported by the NSF under Grant Number AST-1138766. The DES participants from Spanish institutions are partially supported by MINECO under grants AYA2012-39559, ESP2013-48274, FPA2013-47986, and Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa SEV-2012-0234. Research leading to these results has received funding from the ERC under the EU's 7th Framework Programme including grants ERC 240672, 291329 and 306478.
We are grateful for the extraordinary contributions of our CTIO colleagues and the DECam Construction, Commissioning and Science Verification teams in achieving the excellent instrument and telescope conditions that have made this work possible. The success of this project also relies critically on the expertise and dedication of the DES Data Management group.
The DES Data Management system is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number (1138766).