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Proposal Information for 2003A-0439


PI: Peter Eisenhardt, JPL/Caltech, prme@kromos.jpl.nasa.gov
Address: Mail Stop 169-327, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA

CoI: Pauline Barmby, SAO
CoI: Jiasheng Huang, SAO
CoI: Michael Pahre, SAO
CoI: Myungshin Im, SSC
CoI: Marc Davis, UC Berkeley
CoI: Marcia Rieke, University of Arizona
CoI: Edward Wright, UCLA
CoI: Casey Papovich, University of Arizona

Title: A Near-Infrared Survey of the \it SIRTF/DEEP Groth Strip Field

Abstract: A massive assault on the high redshift universe is presently underway: the UC/Caltech DEEP survey, which is providing optical spectra and photometry of tens of thousands of galaxies; and the SIRTF Deep Survey, which will extend this photometry to 160(micron) and enable selection of a sample of galaxies at rest frame K to z=3. These two surveys overlap in a 1200 square arcminute region containing the Groth Strip. Here we propose to obtain complementary photometry to J=22.5 and Ks=20.8, covering the rest frame optical at z=1 - 3. With an investment of resources which is small in comparison to that already allocated with Keck and SIRTF, FLAMINGOS on the 4m will remove the most significant remaining obstacle to comparing a comprehensive survey of the universe at z > 1 to similar studies of the local universe.


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