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Proposal Information for 2006A-0383


PI: Daniel Stern, JPL/Caltech, stern@zwolfkinder.jpl.nasa.gov
Address: 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91104, USA

CoI: Mark Brodwin, JPL/Caltech
CoI: Michael J.I. Brown, Princeton University
CoI: Arjun Dey, NOAO
CoI: Anthony Gonzalez, University of Florida
CoI: Buell Jannuzi, NOAO

Title: Spectroscopy of Bright (K < 17) EROs

Abstract: We propose spectroscopic observations of the 11 brightest extremely red objects (EROs) selected from the Bootes field of the NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey (NDWFS) and FLAMINGOS Extragalactic (FLAMEX) survey, two large survey programs conducted using NOAO facilities. These 11 sources have K_s < 17 and R - K_s > 6, and represent the bright end of the ERO population. Wide-field surveys are required to identify them, and they are amenable to detailed investigation. We propose optical and near-IR spectroscopic observations to determine their redshifts, characterize their stellar populations, measure their dust content, and explore their environments. \it Spitzer data in this field will provide stellar masses.


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