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Proposal Information for 2009B-0181


PI: Mark Lacy, California Institute of Tecnology, mlacy@ipac.caltech.edu
Address: Spitzer Science Center, MC 220-6, 1200 E. California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

CoI: Seb Oliver, University of Sussex
CoI: Matt Jarvis, University of Hertfordshire
CoI: Ray Norris, CSIRO
CoI: Carol Lonsdale, NRAO
CoI: Gillian Wilson, UC Riverside
CoI: Claudia Maraston, Portsmouth
CoI: Enno Middelberg, Bochum
CoI: Duncan Farrah, University of Sussex
CoI: Jason Surace, California Institute of Technology
CoI: Janine Pforr, Portsmouth
CoI: Chiara Tonini, Portsmouth
CoI: Mattia Vaccari, Padova

Title: Optical imaging of southern extragalactic fields with multiwavelength coverage

Abstract: We propose to use the CTIO mosaic camera to image two southern fields, ES1 and CDFS, which have been targeted for study by near- through far-infrared surveys (with VISTA, Spitzer and Herschel) and radio surveys (with ATCA and ASKAP). These data will allow us to study the buildup of stellar mass in massive galaxies over a wide range of cosmic environments, compare obscured and unobscured star formation rates in high-z galaxies, and identify high redshift quasars. Our survey will extensively leverage previous observations by CTIO/Mosaic and ESO/WFI. Our specific goals are (1) to complete imaging in r and i to 24.2 and 23.2 (Vega) over the whole area of the fields studied by Spitzer and Herschel, and (2) to obtain deeper r and i-band data (to 25.0 and 24.0) in the center of ES1 to complement deep surveys by VISTA and warm Spitzer, and where deep data at shorter wavelengths exists from ESO.


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