The UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey and the search for the most distant quasars

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Title: The UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey and the search for the most distant quasars
Authors: Mortlock, DJ
Patel, M
Warren, SJ
Venemans, BP
McMahon, RG
Hewett, P
Simpson, C
Sharp, RG
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: The UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) Large Area Survey (LAS) has the necessary combination of filters (Y, J, H and K), depth (Y <~ 20.2) and area coverage (~4000 deg^2) to detect several redshift z >~ 6.4 quasars. The Third Data Release (DR3) included ~1000 deg^2 of LAS observations which have so far yielded two previously known z ~= 6 quasars and two new discoveries: ULAS J0203+0012, at z = 5.72; and ULAS J1319+0950, at z = 6.13.
Issue Date: 15-Mar-2008
Date of Acceptance: 1-Mar-2008
Journal / Book Title: Proceedings, 43rd Rencontres de Moriond on Cosmology
Copyright Statement: © 2008 The Author(s)
Conference Name: 43rd Remcpmtres de Moriond: Cosmology
Keywords: astro-ph
Notes: to appear in Proceedings of the XXth Moriond Meeting: Cosmology, J. Tran Thanh Van et al., eds.; 4 pages, 2 figures
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2008-03-15
Finish Date: 2008-03-22
Conference Place: La Thuile, Italy
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