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NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey


The NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey (NDWFS) is a deep contiguous 9 square degree area in the BW, R, I, and K-bands conducted in the late-90s, using the prime focus CCD Mosaic camera on the KPNO Mayall 4-m telescope and the ONIS IR camera on the KPNO 2.1m. Primary goals include investigating the formation and evolution of red-envelope galaxies and the detection of luminous z > 4 star-forming galaxies and QSOs. Data products include the reduced and stacked survey images, and an object catalogue. Over the years extensive follow-up observations have been obtained of the NDWFS survey area by other ground-based surveys and space-based observational programs.

NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey at a Glance

PI(s) Buell Jannuzi and Arjun Dey
Proposal ID 1999B-0027
Years of Observation 1999-2004
Area covered: 9 sq. degrees in a contiguous 3 x 3 degree patch
Field Center: 14h 30m 05.71s +34h 16m 47.5s (J2000)
Bands BW, R, I, K
Median Depth (5σ) (BW, R, I, K) = (27.2, 26.1, 25.4, 19.1)
Median Seeing (BW, R, I) = (1.1, 1.1, 1.1) arcsec
Number of images 101