Subaru Seminars



This Month






Site Map

The Subaru Seminar is usually held in Room 104 of the Hilo Base Facility, adjacent to the main lobby. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested in giving a seminar, please contact Subaru seminar organizers (Tomonori Usuda, Kumiko S. Usuda, Masahiko Hayashi, Masayuki Akiyama) by email.

December 5, Monday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

" The UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey "

Andy Lawrence (Edinburgh, U.K.)

The UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) is a seven year programme to produce a legacy IR sky atlas, using UKIRT's new Wide Field Camera (WFCAM). It covers many thousand square degrees overall, but is actually a portfolio of five inter-related surveys ranging from shallow (K~19) through deep (K~21) to ultra deep (K~23) surveys, at both high and low galactic latitudes. As well as producing a multi-purpose resource of long lasting value, UKIDSS specifically aims to find the most distant known quasars and the nearest substellar objects; to determine the stellar mass function and its dependence on environment; to determine the epoch of spheroid formation; and to map the Galactic Plane. UKIDSS data are being uniformly processed and made publicly available through a fully queryable web system - the WFCAM Science Archive (WSA). UKIDSS began operations in May 2005, and will issue an early data release on January 31st 2006. I will summarise performance and prospects so far, and illustrate the use of the WSA.

Seminars are also held at JAC, CFHT, and IfA.

Copyright (c) 1999-2000 Subaru Telescope, NAOJ. All rights reserved.