AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 81 Mapping the Universe
Oral, Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 2:00-3:30pm, Town and Country

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[81.04] MUSYC: A Deep Square-degree Survey of the Formation and Evolution of Galaxies and Their Central Black Holes

E. Gawiser (Yale), MUSYC Collaboration

The Multiwavelength Survey by Yale-Chile (MUSYC) consists of deep optical (UBVRIz) and near-infrared (JHK) imaging of four quarter-square-degree fields on the sky, centered on CDF-S, HDF-S, SDSS1030+05 and Cast 1255+01. Three of these fields have satellite coverage, including Spitzer, Chandra, XMM, HST-ACS, and GALEX. We will present initial results, including our public UBVRIz images and catalogs of the 33'\times34' Extended HDF-S. We will measure the luminosity functions and clustering properties of quasars, lyman alpha emitters, lyman break galaxies and evolved optical break galaxies at z=3. A proper motion survey will probe Galactic structure by detecting halo white dwarfs. Detailed studies of color-selected sources with R\leq 25 are being performed through spectroscopy on VLT+VIMOS, Magellan+IMACS and Gemini+GNIRS.

We gratefully acknowledge support from Fundacion Andes, FONDAP Center of Astrophysics, Sigma Xi, PSC-CUNY and the Yale Perspectives in Science program. E.G. acknowledges the support of an NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship (AAPF).

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