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Virmos-VLT deep survey (VVDS)
Author(s): Oliver Le Fevre; Gianpaolo Vettolani; Dario Maccagni; D. Mancini; Alain Mazure; Yannick Mellier; Jean Pierre Picat; M. Arnaboldi; S. Bardelli; E. Bertin; G. Busarello; A. Cappi; S. Charlot; Guido Chincarini; S. Colombi; M. Dantel-Fort; S. Foucaud; Bianca Garilli; Luigi Guzzo; A. Iovino; C. Marinoni; G. Mathez; Henry McCracken; Roser Pello; Mario Radovich; V. Ripepi; P. Saracco; Roberto Scaramella; M. Scoreggio; Laurence Tresse; Alessandro Zanichelli; G. Zamorani; E. Zucca
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Paper Abstract

The Virmos-VLT deep survey (VVDS) is aimed to study the evolution of galaxies, large scale structure and AGNs over more than 90% of the current age of the Universe, based on a large number (more than 100.000) of spectra of galaxies. In a first step, the Vimos Spectrograph will be used to measure all galaxies from magnitude limited samples. In a second step, near IR spectroscopy will be obtained with the Nirmos spectrograph, to measure redshifts in the critical range 1.2AB = 22.5. At the center of one region a deep survey will be conducted for galaxies brighter than IAB = 24. This deep region has also been imaged at the VLA (1400 MHz) to a flux limit of 0.08 mJy and is being observed in X-Rays with XMM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4834, Discoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes II, (13 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.457547
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Oliver Le Fevre, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Gianpaolo Vettolani, Istituto di Radioastronomia, CNR (Italy)
Dario Maccagni, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)
D. Mancini, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Alain Mazure, Lab d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Yannick Mellier, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (France)
Jean Pierre Picat, Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees (France)
M. Arnaboldi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
S. Bardelli, Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
E. Bertin, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (France)
G. Busarello, Osservatorio di Capodimonte (Italy)
A. Cappi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
S. Charlot, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (France)
Guido Chincarini, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
S. Colombi, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (France)
M. Dantel-Fort, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (France)
S. Foucaud, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Bianca Garilli, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)
Luigi Guzzo, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
A. Iovino, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
C. Marinoni, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
G. Mathez, Observatoire Midi-Pyrennees (France)
Henry McCracken, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Roser Pello, Observatoire Midi-Pyrennees (France)
Mario Radovich, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
V. Ripepi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
P. Saracco, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Roberto Scaramella, Istituto di Radioastronomia, CNR (Italy)
M. Scoreggio, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)
Laurence Tresse, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Alessandro Zanichelli, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
G. Zamorani, Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
E. Zucca, Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4834:
Discoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes II
Puragra Guhathakurta, Editor(s)

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