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Title:
Deep Extragalactic VIsible Legacy Survey (DEVILS): motivation,design, and target catalogue
Authors:
Davies, L. J. M.; Robotham, A. S. G.; Driver, S. P.; Lagos, C. P.; Cortese, L.; Mannering, E.; Foster, C.; Lidman, C.; Hashemizadeh, A.; Koushan, S.; O'Toole, S.; Baldry, I. K.; Bilicki, M.; Bland-Hawthorn, J.; Bremer, M. N.; Brown, M. J. I.; Bryant, J. J.; Catinella, B.; Croom, S. M.; Grootes, M. W.; Holwerda, B. W.; Jarvis, M. J.; Maddox, N.; Meyer, M.; Moffett, A. J.; Phillipps, S.; Taylor, E. N.; Windhorst, R. A.; Wolf, C.
Affiliation:
AA(ICRAR, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia 0000-0003-3085-0922), AB(ICRAR, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia 0000-0003-0429-3579), AC(ICRAR, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia), AD(ICRAR, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia; Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), 44 Rosehill Street Redfern, NSW 2016, Australia 0000-0003-3021-8564), AE(ICRAR, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia 0000-0002-7422-9823), AF(ICRAR, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia; Australian Astronomical Observatory, 105 Delhi Rd, North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia), AG(Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, A28, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia; Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D) 0000-0003-0247-1204), AH(Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2611, Australia; Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, IC2, Liverpool Science Park, 146 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L35RF, UK), AI(ICRAR, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia), AJ(ICRAR, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia), AK(Australian Astronomical Observatory, 105 Delhi Rd, North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia), AL(Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, IC2, Liverpool Science Park, 146 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L35RF, UK 0000-0003-0719-9385), AM(Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, Niels Bohrweg 2, NL-2333 CA Leiden, the Netherlands; National Centre for Nuclear Research, Astrophysics Division, PO Box 447, PL-90-950 Lodz, Poland 0000-0002-3910-5809), AN(Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, A28, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia; Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D)), AO(HH Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, UK), AP(School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia), AQ(Australian Astronomical Observatory, 105 Delhi Rd, North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia; Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, A28, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia), AR(ICRAR, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia), AS(Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, A28, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia 0000-0003-2880-9197), AT(ESA/ESTEC SCI-S, Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ Noordwijk, the Netherlands), AU(Department of Physics and Astronomy, 102 Natural Science Building, University of Louisville, Louisville KY 40292, USA 0000-0002-4884-6756), AV(Oxford Astrophysics, Department of Physics, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH, UK; Department of Physics, University of the Western Cape, Bellville 7535, South Africa), AW(ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, Postbus 2, 7990 AA, Dwingeloo, the Netherlands 0000-0001-8312-5260), AX(ICRAR, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia 0000-0002-2838-3010), AY(Vanderbilt University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Nashville, TN 37240, USA), AZ(HH Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, UK 0000-0001-5991-3486), BA(Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn 3122, Australia), BB(School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University, PO Box 871404, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA), BC(Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2611, Australia)
Publication:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 480, Issue 1, p.768-799 (MNRAS Homepage)
Publication Date:
10/2018
Origin:
OUP
Astronomy Keywords:
methods: observational, surveys, galaxies: evolution, galaxies: groups: general, galaxies: haloes, cosmological parameters
Abstract Copyright:
2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI:
10.1093/mnras/sty1553
Bibliographic Code:
2018MNRAS.480..768D

Abstract

The Deep Extragalactic VIsible Legacy Survey (DEVILS) is a large spectroscopic campaign at the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) aimed at bridging the near and distant Universe by producing the highest completeness survey of galaxies and groups at intermediate redshifts (0.3 < z < 1.0). Our sample consists of ˜60 000 galaxies to Y < 21.2 mag, over ˜6 deg2 in three well-studied deep extragalactic fields (Cosmic Origins Survey field, COSMOS; Extended Chandra Deep Field South, ECDFS; and the X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission Large-Scale Structure region, XMM-LSS - all Large Synoptic Survey Telescope deep-drill fields). This paper presents the broad experimental design of DEVILS. Our target sample has been selected from deep Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) Y-band imaging (VISTA Deep Extragalactic Observations, VIDEO and UltraVISTA), with photometry measured by PROFOUND. Photometric star/galaxy separation is done on the basis of near-infrared colours and has been validated by visual inspection. To maximize our observing efficiency for faint targets, we employ a redshift feedback strategy, which continually updates our target lists, feeding back the results from the previous night's observations. We also present an overview of the initial spectroscopic observations undertaken in late 2017 and early 2018.
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