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The CFHT large area U-band deep survey (CLAUDS)

Author(s): Sawicki, Marcin; Arnouts, Stephane; Huang, Jiasheng; Coupon, Jean; Golob, Anneya; et al

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Abstract: The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) Large Area U-band Deep Survey (CLAUDS) uses data taken with the MegaCam mosaic imager on CFHT to produce images of 18.60 deg2 with median seeing of FWHM = 0.92 arcsec and to a median depth of U = 27.1 AB (5 sigma in 2 arcsec apertures), with selected areas that total 1.36 deg(2) reaching a median depth of U = 27.7AB. These are the deepest U-band images assembled to date over this large an area. These data are located in four fields also imaged to comparably faint levels in grizy and several narrowband filters as part of the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) Subaru Strategic Program (HSC-SSP). These CFHT and Subaru data sets will remain unmatched in their combination of area and depth until the advent of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. This paper provides an overview of the scientific motivation for CLAUDS and gives details of the observing strategy, observations, data reduction, and data merging with the HSC-SSP. Three early applications of these deep data are used to illustrate the potential of the data set: deep U-band galaxy number counts, z similar to 3 Lyman break galaxy selection, and photometric redshifts improved by adding CLAUDS U to the Subaru HSC grizy photometry.
Publication Date: Nov-2019
Electronic Publication Date: 9-Sep-2019
Citation: Sawicki, Marcin, Arnouts, Stephane, Huang, Jiasheng, Coupon, Jean, Golob, Anneya, Gwyn, Stephen, Foucaud, Sebastien, Moutard, Thibaud, Iwata, Ikuru, Liu, Chengze, Chen, Lingjian, Desprez, Guillaume, Harikane, Yuichi, Ono, Yoshiaki, Strauss, Michael A, Tanaka, Masayuki, Thibert, Nathalie, Balogh, Michael, Bundy, Kevin, Chapman, Scott, Gunn, James E, Hsieh, Bau-Ching, Ilbert, Olivier, Jing, Yipeng, Lefevre, Olivier, Li, Cheng, Matsuda, Yuichi, Miyazaki, Satoshi, Nagao, Tohru, Nishizawa, Atsushi J, Ouchi, Masami, Shimasaku, Kazuhiro, Silverman, John, de la Torre, Sylvain, Tresse, Laurence, Wang, Wei-Hao, Willott, Chris J, Yamada, Toru, Yang, Xiaohu, Yee, Howard KC. (2019). The CFHT large area U-band deep survey (CLAUDS). MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 489 (5202 - 5217. doi:10.1093/mnras/stz2522
DOI: doi:10.1093/mnras/stz2522
ISSN: 0035-8711
EISSN: 1365-2966
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Pages: 5202 - 5217
Type of Material: Journal Article
Version: Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.

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