Completion of the GOYA photometric survey
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The Galaxy Origins and Young Assembly (goya) survey is designed to study the formation and evolution of 1 < z < 3 galaxies with the aim of learning on the epoch and the mechanisms by which galaxies assembled the bulk of their stars and acquired their present structure and dynamics. In 1998 goya proposed, and has since been guiding, the construction of the most ambitious of the common-user instruments for GranTeCan —the emir near-infrared multi-object spectrograph. In preparation for the exploitation of emir, we have conducted a deep near-infrared photometric survey, for sample selection and characterisation. Now that this research has reached its final stages, we provide here details on its current status and its finalisation plans. Overall, this survey has images of 0.5 square degrees of high-latitude sky to limiting ab magnitude Ks = 23.7 (5-¾, 100 aperture) and corresponding depths at U,B, V,R, I and J. The sample of sources obtained is being extended to include fields available to Gemini-S, since a recent collaboration with the Flamingos-2 Early Science Survey Team grants goya privileged access to this pioneering near-infrared multi-object spectrograph.
CitationVallbe, M. [et al.]. Completion of the GOYA photometric survey. A: Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Astronomical Society. "Highlights of Spanish Astrophysics IV: Proceedings of the Seventh Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Astronomical Society (SEA) held in Barcelona, Spain, September 12-15, 2006". Berlín: Springer, 2007, p. 1-6.