AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 126. SNAP
Special, Thursday, January 9, 2003, 10:00-11:30am, 608-609

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[126.06] SNAP Deep Surveys

T.A. McKay (University of Michigan), SNAP Collaboration

In pursuit of high redshift supernovae, the SNAP satellite will repeatedly image a 15 square degree region in nine optical and near-infrared bands. Within this deep, time domain survey, each field will be observed every four days to a typical depth of mAB=27.8. At the end of a year of surveying, the co-added exposure depth will be mAB=30.4. A complementary wide-shallow survey, optimized for weak lensing science, will obtain single epoch observations of 300 square degrees to a typical depth of mAB=28.1.

These remarkably deep and wide area multi-color surveys will support a wide range of science goals. In this talk we give an overview of SNAP survey science, providing details in a few particularly exciting areas.

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