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dc.contributor.authorLawrence, A.
dc.contributor.authorWarren, S. J.
dc.contributor.authorAlmaini, O.
dc.contributor.authorEdge, A. C.
dc.contributor.authorHambly, N. C.
dc.contributor.authorJameson, R. F.
dc.contributor.authorCasali, M.
dc.contributor.authorAdamson, A.
dc.contributor.authorDye, S.
dc.contributor.authorEmerson, J. P.
dc.contributor.authorFoucaud, S.
dc.contributor.authorHewett, P.
dc.contributor.authorHirst, P.
dc.contributor.authorHodgkin, S. T.
dc.contributor.authorIrwin, M. J.
dc.contributor.authorLodieu, N.
dc.contributor.authorMcMahon, R. G.
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, C.
dc.contributor.authorSmail, I.
dc.contributor.authorMortlock, D.
dc.contributor.authorFolger, M.
dc.contributor.authorLucas, P.W.
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-21T10:01:17Z
dc.date.available2011-12-21T10:01:17Z
dc.date.issued2006-04-20
dc.identifier.citationLawrence , A , Warren , S J , Almaini , O , Edge , A C , Hambly , N C , Jameson , R F , Casali , M , Adamson , A , Dye , S , Emerson , J P , Foucaud , S , Hewett , P , Hirst , P , Hodgkin , S T , Irwin , M J , Lodieu , N , McMahon , R G , Simpson , C , Smail , I , Mortlock , D , Folger , M & Lucas , P W 2006 , ' The UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) ' , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , vol. 379 , no. 4 , pp. 1599-1617 . https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2007.12040.x
dc.identifier.issn0035-8711
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 494331
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: bec61db0-ba3e-4428-807e-173fd7c36b3f
dc.identifier.otherArXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0604426v2
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 34547750844
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8872-4462/work/62748881
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/7447
dc.descriptionFinal published version including significant revisions. Twenty four pages, fourteen figures. Original version April 2006; final version published in MNRAS August 2007
dc.description.abstractWe describe the goals, design, implementation, and initial progress of the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS), a seven year sky survey which began in May 2005, using the UKIRT Wide Field Camera. It is a portfolio of five survey components covering various combinations of the filter set ZYJHK and H_2. The Large Area Survey, the Galactic Clusters Survey, and the Galactic Plane Survey cover approximately 7000 square degrees to a depth of K~18; the Deep Extragalactic Survey covers 35 square degrees to K~21, and the Ultra Deep Survey covers 0.77 square degrees to K~23. Summed together UKIDSS is 12 times larger in effective volume than the 2MASS survey. The prime aim of UKIDSS is to provide a long term astronomical legacy database; the design is however driven by a series of specific goals -- for example to find the nearest and faintest sub-stellar objects; to discover Population II brown dwarfs, if they exist; to determine the substellar mass function; to break the z=7 quasar barrier; to determine the epoch of re-ionisation; to measure the growth of structure from z=3 to the present day; to determine the epoch of spheroid formation; and to map the Milky Way through the dust, to several kpc. The survey data are being uniformly processed, and released in stages through the WFCAM Science Archive (WSA : http://surveys.roe.ac.uk/wsa). Before the formal survey began, UKIRT and the UKIDSS consortium collaborated in obtaining and analysing a series of small science verification (SV) projects to complete the commissioning of the camera. We show some results from these SV projects in order to demonstrate the likely power of the eventual complete survey. Finally, using the data from the First Data Release we assess how well UKIDSS is meeting its design targets so far.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
dc.rightsOpen
dc.subjectastro-ph
dc.titleThe UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS)en
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
dc.contributor.institutionScience & Technology Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Astrophysics Research
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
dcterms.dateAccepted2006-04-20
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