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The UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey Early Data Release

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Title: The UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey Early Data Release
Authors: Dye, S
Warren, SJ
Hambly, NC
Hodgkin, ST
Irwin, MJ
Lawrence, A
Adamson, AJ
Almaini, O
Edge, AC
Hirst, P
Jameson, RF
Lucas, PW
Van Breukelen, C
Bryant, J
Casali, M
Collins, RS
Dalton, GB
Davies, JI
Davis, CJ
Emerson, JP
Evans, DW
Foucaud, S
Gonzales-Solares, EA
Hewett, PC
Kendall, TR
Kerr, TH
Leggett, SK
Lodieu, N
Loveday, J
Lewis, JR
Mann, RG
McMahon, RG
Mortlock, DJ
Nakajima, Y
Pinfield, DJ
Rawlings, MG
Read, MA
Riello, M
Sekiguchi, K
Smith, AJ
Varricatt, W
Walton, NA
Weatherley, SJ
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: This paper defines the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) Early Data Release (EDR). UKIDSS is a set of five large near-infrared surveys being undertaken with the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope Wide Field Camera (WFCAM). The programme began in 2005 May and has an expected duration of 7 yr. Each survey uses some or all of the broad-band filter complement ZY JHK. The EDR is the first public release of data to the European Southern Observatory (ESO) community. All worldwide releases occur after a delay of 18 months from the ESO release. The EDR provides a small sample data set, ∼50 deg2 (about 1 per cent of the whole of UKIDSS), that is a lower limit to the expected quality of future survey data releases. In addition, an EDR+ data set contains all EDR data plus extra data of similar quality, but for areas not observed in all of the required filters (amounting to ∼220 deg2). The first large data release, DR1, will occur in mid-2006. We provide details of the observational implementation, the data reduction, the astrometric and photometric calibration and the quality control procedures. We summarize the data coverage and quality (seeing, ellipticity, photometricity, depth) for each survey and give a brief guide to accessing the images and catalogues from the WFCAM Science Archive.
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2006
Date of Acceptance: 9-Aug-2006
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/73478
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2006.10928.x
ISSN: 0035-8711
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Start Page: 1227
End Page: 1252
Journal / Book Title: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume: 372
Issue: 3
Copyright Statement: © 2006 Oxford University Press. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version S. Dye, S. J. Warren, N. C. Hambly, N. J. G. Cross, S. T. Hodgkin, M. J. Irwin, A. Lawrence, A. J. Adamson, O. Almaini, A. C. Edge, P. Hirst, R. F. Jameson, P. W. Lucas, C. Van Breukelen, J. Bryant, M. Casali, R. S. Collins, G. B. Dalton, J. I. Davies, C. J. Davis, J. P. Emerson, D. W. Evans, S. Foucaud, E. A. Gonzales-Solares, P. C. Hewett, T. R. Kendall, T. H. Kerr, S. K. Leggett, N. Lodieu, J. Loveday, J. R. Lewis, R. G. Mann, R. G. McMahon, D. J. Mortlock, Y. Nakajima, D. J. Pinfield, M. G. Rawlings, M. A. Read, M. Riello, K. Sekiguchi, A. J. Smith, E. T. W. Sutorius, W. Varricatt, N. A. Walton, S. J. Weatherley, The UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey Early Data Release, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 372, Issue 3, November 2006, Pages 1227–1252, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2006.10928.x is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2006.10928.x.
Keywords: Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
Astronomy & Astrophysics
infrared : general
Astronomy & Astrophysics
0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences
Notes: keywords: surveys, infrared: general adsurl: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006MNRAS.372.1227D adsnote: Provided by the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2006-09-29
Appears in Collections:Physics