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An AzTEC 1.1 mm survey of the GOODS-N field – I. Maps, catalogue and source statistics

Perera, T. A. and Chapin, E. L. and Austermann, J. E. and Scott, K. S. and Wilson, G. W. and Halpern, M. and Pope, A. and Scott, D. and Yun, M. S. and Lowenthal, J. D. and Morrison, G. and Aretxaga, I. and Bock, J. J. and Coppin, K. and Crowe, M. and Frey, L. and Hughes, D. H. and Kang, Y. and Kim, S. and Mauskopf, P. D. (2008) An AzTEC 1.1 mm survey of the GOODS-N field – I. Maps, catalogue and source statistics. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 391 (3). pp. 1227-1238. ISSN 0035-8711. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13902.x.

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We have conducted a deep and uniform 1.1 mm survey of the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey-North (GOODS-N) field with AzTEC on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope. Here, we present the first results from this survey including maps, the source catalogue and 1.1 mm number counts. The results presented here were obtained from a 245 arcmin² region with a near uniform coverage to a depth of 0.96–1.16 mJy beam⁻¹. Our robust catalogue contains 28 source candidates detected with S/N ≥ 3.75, only ∼1– 2 of which are expected to be spurious detections. Of these source candidates, eight are also detected by Submillimetre Common-User Bolometer Array (SCUBA) at 850 μm in regions where there is a good overlap between the two surveys. The major advantage of our survey over that with SCUBA is the uniformity of coverage. We calculate number counts using two different techniques: the first using a frequentist parameter estimation and the second using a Bayesian method. The two sets of results are in good agreement. We find that the 1.1 mm differential number counts are well described in the 2–6 mJy range by the functional form dN/dS=N′(S′/S) exp(−S/S′) with fitted parameters S′= 1.25 ± 0.38 mJy and dN/dS= 300 ± 90 mJy⁻¹deg⁻² at 3 mJy.

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Additional Information:© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 RAS. Accepted 2008 September 1. Received 2008 September 1; in original form 2008 April 17. Published: 27 November 2008. The authors are grateful to J. Aguirre, J. Karakla, K. Souccar, I. Coulson, R. Tilanus, R. Kackley, D. Haig, S. Doyle, and the observatory staff at the JCMT who made these observations possible. Support for this work was provided, in part, by the NSF grant AST 05-40852 and the grant from the Korea Science & Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) under a cooperative Astrophysical Research Center of the Structure and Evolution of the Cosmos (ARCSEC). DHH and IA acknowledge partial support by CONACT from research grants 60878 and 50786. AP acknowledges support provided by NASA through the Spitzer Space Telescope Fellowship Program, through a contract issued by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology under a contract with NASA. KC acknowledges support from the Science and Technology Facilities Council. DS and MH acknowledge support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
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NSFAST 05-40852
Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF)UNSPECIFIED
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT)60878
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT)50786
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)UNSPECIFIED
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:instrumentation: detectors, galaxies: high redshift, galaxies: starburst, submillimetre
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Official Citation:T. A. Perera, E. L. Chapin, J. E. Austermann, K. S. Scott, G. W. Wilson, M. Halpern, A. Pope, D. Scott, M. S. Yun, J. D. Lowenthal, G. Morrison, I. Aretxaga, J. J. Bock, K. Coppin, M. Crowe, L. Frey, D. H. Hughes, Y. Kang, S. Kim, P. D. Mauskopf, An AzTEC 1.1 mm survey of the GOODS-N field – I. Maps, catalogue and source statistics, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 391, Issue 3, December 2008, Pages 1227–1238,
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