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Program Information for 2016A-0453


PI: Arjun Dey, NOAO, dey@noao.edu
Address: 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719 USA

CoI: Lori Allen, NOAO
CoI: Robert Blum, NOAO
CoI: Cesar Briceno, NOAO
CoI: Mark Dickinson, NOAO
CoI: David James, NOAO
CoI: Tod R Lauer, NOAO
CoI: Knut Olsen, NOAO
CoI: Abhijit Saha, NOAO
CoI: David R Silva, NOAO
CoI: David Sprayberry, NOAO
CoI: Alistair Walker, NOAO
CoI: Francisco Valdes, NOAO
CoI: Jim Annis, FNAL
CoI: Charles Baltay, Yale U.
CoI: Chris Bebek, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CoI: Daniel Eisenstein, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
CoI: Xiaohui Fan, U. of Arizona
CoI: Douglas P Finkbeiner, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
CoI: Enrique Gaztanaga, Institut de Ciencies de L'Espai
CoI: Zou Hu, National Astronomical Observatory of China
CoI: Armin Karcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CoI: Michael Levi, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CoI: Ian McGreer, U. of Arizona
CoI: Aaron Meisner, UC Berkeley
CoI: Nigel Metcalfe, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CoI: John Moustakas, Siena College
CoI: Jeffrey Newman, U. of Pittsburgh
CoI: Peter Nugent, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CoI: Anna Patej, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
CoI: David Rabinowitz, Yale U.
CoI: Gregory Rudnick, U. of Kansas
CoI: Eli Rykoff, Stanford U.
CoI: David Schlegel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CoI: Benjamin Weaver, NOAO
CoI: Risa Wechsler, Stanford U.
CoI: Mehdi Rezaie, Ohio U.
CoI: Stephanie Juneau, NOAO
CoI: Martin Landriau, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CoI: Joseph Findlay, U. of Wyoming
CoI: Elena Cukanovaite, University of Warwick
CoI: Francisco Castander, CSIC-IEEC
CoI: Justin Mann, U. of Kansas
CoI: Monika D Soraisam, NOAO
CoI: Abhishek Prakash, U. of Pittsburgh
CoI: Paul Carter, University of Portsmouth
CoI: Yumi Choi, U. of Arizona
CoI: Jay Farihi, University College London
CoI: Ryan Giordano, UC Berkeley
CoI: Ricard Casas, Institut de Ciencies de L'Espai
CoI: Rongpu Zhou, U. of Pittsburgh
CoI: Boris Gaensicke, University of Warwick
CoI: David Gerdes, U. of Michigan
CoI: Laurence Perreault Levasseur, Stanford U.
CoI: Dustin Lang, University of Toronto
CoI: Paul Martini, Ohio State U.
CoI: Ashley Ross, Ohio State U.
CoI: Ryan Staten, SMU
CoI: Hu Zou, NAOC
CoI: Segev BenZvi, University of Rochester
CoI: Regina Demina, University of Rochester
CoI: Parker Fagrelius, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CoI: Constance Rockosi, UC Santa Cruz
CoI: Adam S Bolton, NOAO
CoI: Suk Sien Tie, Ohio State U.
CoI: Kai Zhang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CoI: Katie DeVries, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CoI: Bela Abolfathi, UC Irvine
CoI: Sonia Karkar, LPNHE
CoI: Victoria de St Agathe, LPNHE
CoI: Duan Yutong, Boston U.
CoI: Elizabeth Buckley-Geer, FNAL
CoI: Julien Guy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CoI: Javier Sanchez, UC Irvine
CoI: Thomas Etourneau, CEA-Saclay, France
CoI: Leah Fulmer, NOAO
CoI: Auguste Le Van Suu, AMU
CoI: Marie Aubert, AMU
CoI: Helion du Mas des Bourboux, University of Utah
CoI: Zhejie Ding, University of Ohio
CoI: Alex Krolewski, UC Berkeley
CoI: Tolga Yapici, University of Rochester
CoI: Andrea Munoz Gutierrez, University of Mexico
CoI: Mariana Vargas Magana, Instituto de Fisica, UNAM

Title: The MOSAIC3 z-band Legacy Survey (MzLS)

Abstract: The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), destined for the Mayall telescope, is a highly multiplexed spectrograph designed to efficiently map out the expansion history of the universe over the last 10 billion years of its evolution. DESI will target 30 million galaxies and many million stars during its operational phase. Here, we propose the MOSAIC3 z-band Legacy Survey (MzLS), a public imaging survey designed to provide spectroscopic targets for the DESI survey. MzLS will image area in the northern Galactic cap at $deltage +30^circ$ to a 5$sigma$ $z$-band point-source depth of 23.0~AB mag. The data will be made available to the astronomical community with zero proprietary period; catalogs based on the data will be released in 6- month intervals beginning in December 2016. We request a total of 230 nights spread out over the 2016A and 2017A semesters to carry out MzLS. Given the wide astrophysical impact of the data, we welcome members of the astronomical community to participate in this survey and to use the data for their research. Please see tps://desi.lbl.gov/trac/wiki/PublicPages/MayallZbandLegacy/Participants} for the current list of co-investigators.

Program Type: MzLS

Scheduled Nights:
Run 1 (2016A):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 111.5n on Feb 02 - Feb 06 2016, Feb 08 - Feb 19 2016, Feb 24 - Mar 20 2016, Mar 25 - Apr 04 2016, Apr 07 - Apr 19 2016, Apr 23 - May 04 2016, May 07 - May 19 2016, May 22 - Jun 06 2016, Jun 09 - Jun 15 2016
Run 1 (2016B):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 5n on Dec 12 - Dec 14 2016, Jan 02 - Jan 08 2017
Run 2 (2016B):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 10n on Jan 17 - Jan 29 2017
Run 3 (2017A):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 9n on Feb 01 - Feb 09 2017
Run 4 (2017A):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 27n on Feb 12 - Mar 10 2017
Run 5 (2017A):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 29n on Mar 12 - Apr 09 2017
Run 6 (2017A):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 30n on Apr 10 - May 09 2017
Run 7 (2017A):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 27n on May 12 - Jun 07 2017
Run 8 (2017A):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 8n on Jun 08 - Jun 15 2017
Run 9 (2017B):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 9n on Aug 01 - Aug 06 2017, Aug 08 - Aug 10 2017
Run 10 (2017B):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 12n on Aug 20 2017, Aug 31 - Sep 05 2017, Sep 07 - Sep 13 2017
Run 11 (2017B):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 11.5n on Sep 22 - Oct 08 2017
Run 12 (2017B):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 17n on Oct 27 - Nov 12 2017
Run 13 (2017B):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 17n on Nov 13 - Nov 30 2017
Run 14 (2017B):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 18.5n on Dec 04 - Dec 22 2017, Dec 26 2017
Run 15 (2017B):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 27n on Jan 03 - Jan 31 2018


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