The all-wavelength extended groth strip international survey (AEGIS) data sets

Author(s)

Davis, Michael A.; Guhathakurta, Puragra; Konidaris, Nick P.; Newman, Jeffrey A.; Ashby, Matthew L. N.; Biggs, Andrew D.; Barmby, Pauline; Bundy, Kevin; Chapman, Scott C.; Coil, Alison L.; Conselice, Christopher J.; Cooper, Michael C.; Croton, D. J.; Eisenhardt, Peter R. M.; Ellis, Richard S.; Faber, S. M.; Fang, T.; Fazio, Giovanni G.; Georgakakis, Antonis; Gerke, Brian F.; Goss, W. Miller; Gwyn, Stephen; Harker, J.; Hopkins, Andrew M.; Huang, Jiasheng Sheng; Ivison, Rob J.; Kassin, Susan A.; Kirby, Evan N.; Koekemoer, Anton M.; Koo, David C.; Laird, Elise S.; Le Floc'h, Emeric L. E.; Lin, Liang I.; Lotz, Jennifer M.; Marshall, P. J.; Martin, D. Christopher; Metevier, Anne J.; Moustakas, Leonidas A.; Nandra, Kirpal; Noeske, K. G.; Papovich, C.; Phillips, Andrew C.; Rich, R. Michael; Rieke, George H.; Rigopoulou, D.; Salim, S.; Schiminovich, D.; Simard, Luc; Smail, I.; Small, T. A.; Weiner, Benjamin J.; Willmer, Christopher N.; Willner, S. P.; Wilson, G.; Wright, E. L.; Yan, Renbin

Abstract

In this the first of a series of Letters, we present a panchromatic data set in the Extended Groth Strip region of the sky. Our survey, the All-Wavelength Extended Groth Strip International Survey (AEGIS), aims to study the physical properties and evolutionary processes of galaxies at z∼ 1. It includes the following deep, wide-field imaging data sets: Chandra/ACIS X-ray, GALEX ultraviolet, CFHT/MegaCam Legacy Survey optical, CFHT/CFH12K optical, Hubble Space Telescope/ACS optical and NICMOS near-infrared, Palomar/WIRC near-infrared, Spitzer/IRAC mid-infrared, Spitzer/MIPS far-infrared, and VLA radio continuum. In addition, this region of the sky has been targeted for extensive spectroscopy using the Deep Imaging Multi-Object Spectrograph (DEIMOS) on the Keck II 10 m telescope. Our survey is compared to other large multiwavelength surveys in terms of depth and sky coverage.

Publication year

2007

Publication type

Journal article

Source

Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol. 660, no. 1 (May 2007), pp. L1-L6

ISSN

0004-637X

Publisher

Institute of Physics Publishing

Copyright

Copyright © 2007 The American Astronomical Society. The American Astronomical Society. The American Astronomical Society either the accepted manuscript or the published version of the article. However, you can find an earlier version of the full text here: http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0607355.

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