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II/304             UKIDSS-DR5                       (Lawrence+ 2011) 

UKIRT Infrred Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) Release 5 UKIDSS Consortium <Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 379, 1599 (2007)> =2007MNRAS.379.1599L =2011yCat.2304....0U
ADC_Keywords: Surveys ; Infrared sources ; Photometry, infrared Keywords: surveys - infrared: general Description: The UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) can be considered the near-infrared (near-IR) counterpart of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS; see Cat. II/294). It does not cover the whole sky, but is many times deeper than the Two-Micron All-Sky Survey (2MASS, see Cat. II/246; Skrutskie et al. 2006AJ....131.1163S). It is in fact not a single survey but a survey programme combining a set of five survey components of complementary combinations of depth and area, covering several thousand square degrees to K∼18, 35deg2 to K∼21, and 0.77deg2 to K∼23. The survey uses the Wide Field Camera (WFCAM) on the 3.8m United Kingdom Infra-Red Telescope (UKIRT). WFCAM has an instantaneous field of view of 0.21 deg2, considerably larger than any previous IR camera on a 4-m class telescope, along with a pixel size of 0.4arcsec. The tip-tilt system on UKIRT delivers close to natural seeing (median size 0.6 arcsec) across the whole field of view. The combination of large telescope, large field of view, and good image quality, makes possible a survey of considerably greater scope than that of 2MASS. The various surveys employ up to five filters ZYJHK covering the wavelength range 0.83­2.37µm and extend over both high and low Galactic latitudes. The survey began on 2005 May 13, and is expected to take 7yr to complete. The survey is being carried out by a private consortium but is fully public with no proprietary rights for the consortium. Data products are being being released in stages, with the intention of having these roughly twice a year. File Summary:
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Nomenclature Notes: History: From http://surveys.roe.ac.uk/wsa/ukidssdr5/ Acknowledgements: Nigel Hambly References:
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 28-Jan-2011
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