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J/ApJ/633/630       Low-mass stars found in CFHTLS              (Willott+, 2005)

First results from the Canada-France high-z quasar survey: constraints on the z=6 quasar luminosity function and the quasar contribution to reionization. Willott C.J., Delfosse X., Forveille T., Delorme P., Gwyn S.D.J. <Astrophys. J., 633, 630-637 (2005)> =2005ApJ...633..630W
ADC_Keywords: Stars, dwarfs ; QSOs ; Photometry, infrared Keywords: cosmology: observations - galaxies: active - quasars: general Abstract: We present preliminary results of a new quasar survey being undertaken with multicolor optical imaging from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. The current data consist of 3.83deg2 of imaging in the i' and z' filters to a 10σ limit of z'<23.35. Near-infrared photometry of 24 candidate 5.7<z<6.4 quasars confirms them all to be low-mass stars, including two T dwarfs and four or five L dwarfs. Photometric estimates of the spectral type of the two T dwarfs are T3 and T6. Description: In this paper we use optical imaging from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey (CFHTLS) to search for high-redshift quasars. The data used come from the first official release: T0001. This release includes data in the four Deep Survey fields obtained during the period 2003 June-2004 July. Observations at J band were performed using the CFHT-IR camera at the CFHT. CFHT-IR is a HgCdTe 10242 array with pixel size 0.211". Observations were carried out in photometric conditions on UT 2003 November 9-10, 2004 May 4, and 2004 November 23-24. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 68 24 Table of low-mass stars found in the search for high-z quasars
See also: J/AJ/121/31 : High-redshift quasars in SDSS (Fan+, 2001) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 2 A2 --- Field Field designation 4- 9 A6 --- --- [CFHTLS] 11- 29 A19 --- CFHTLS Name ([WDF2005] CFHTLS JHHMMSS.ss+DDMMSS.s in Simbad) 31 A1 --- l_i'mag Upper limit flag on i'mag 32- 36 F5.2 mag i'mag i' magnitude (in the AB system) (1) 38- 41 F4.2 mag e_i'mag ? Error in i'mag 43- 47 F5.2 mag z'mag z' magnitude (in the AB system) (1) 49- 52 F4.2 mag e_z'mag Error in z'mag 54 A1 --- l_Jmag Upper limit flag on Jmag 55- 59 F5.2 mag Jmag J magnitude (in the AB system) (1) 61- 64 F4.2 mag e_Jmag ? Error in Jmag 66- 68 A3 --- Note [Yes/No] Included in complete sample? (2)
Note (1): The magnitudes listed are total magnitudes derived from aperture magnitudes. Note (2): Indicates whether the object satisfies the i' and z' selection criteria that form the basis for our complete sample of quasar candidates for J-band imaging. These criteria are i'-z'≥1.5, σ(z')≤0.10, and z'<23.35. The three-color photometry indicates that all these objects are ultracool dwarfs.
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(End) Marianne Brouty [CDS] 26-Jul-2006
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