AAS Meeting #194 - Chicago, Illinois, May/June 1999
Session 88. Large-Scale Structure Surveys
Display, Thursday, June 3, 1999, 9:20am-4:00pm, Southwest Exhibit Hall

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[88.03] The NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey

B.T. Jannuzi, A. Dey (NOAO), NDWFS Team

The NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey is a very deep optical and IR (BWRIJHK) imaging survey of 18\sqcup\llap{\sqcap}\circ of the sky with the primary goal of studying the evolution of large-scale structure from z~-4. In addition, the survey will enable further investigation of the formation and evolution of the red-envelope galaxy population and the detection of luminous, very distant (z>4), star-forming galaxies and quasars. We are mapping an unprecedentedly large area to very faint flux limits (BWRI\ge26~AB mag.\ and J,H=21;K=21.5~AB mag.~5-\sigma detection limits in a 2'' diameter aperture). This survey will be valuable in addressing many other problems, and we have designed its execution and the presentation of the data to the community in a manner that will maximize the scientific return. Our first release of calibrated data and object catalogues constructed from the already completed portions of this survey is scheduled for the June AAS meeting in Chicago. Details on the survey design and how to obtain the images and catalogues will be presented together with initial scientific results.

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