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The Spitzer Extragalactic Representative Volume Survey (SERVS): Survey Definition and Goals

Mauduit, J.-C. and Surace, J. A. and Petric, A. O. and Kim, M. and Lonsdale, C. J. and Squires, G. K. and Xu, C. K. and Readhead, A. (2012) The Spitzer Extragalactic Representative Volume Survey (SERVS): Survey Definition and Goals. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 124 (917). pp. 714-736. ISSN 0004-6280.

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We present the Spitzer Extragalactic Representative Volume Survey (SERVS), an 18 deg^2 medium-deep survey at 3.6 and 4.5 μm with the postcryogenic Spitzer Space Telescope to ≈2 μJy (AB = 23.1) depth of five highly observed astronomical fields (ELAIS-N1, ELAIS-S1, Lockman Hole, Chandra Deep Field South, and XMM-LSS). SERVS is designed to enable the study of galaxy evolution as a function of environment from z ∼ 5 to the present day and is the first extragalactic survey that is both large enough and deep enough to put rare objects such as luminous quasars and galaxy clusters at z ≳ 1 into their cosmological context. SERVS is designed to overlap with several key surveys at optical, near- through far-infrared, submillimeter, and radio wavelengths to provide an unprecedented view of the formation and evolution of massive galaxies. In this article, we discuss the SERVS survey design, the data processing flow from image reduction and mosaicking to catalogs, and coverage of ancillary data from other surveys in the SERVS fields. We also highlight a variety of early science results from the survey.

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Additional Information:© 2012 Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Received 2012 March 20; accepted 2012 May 29; published 2012 August 4. This work is based on observations made with the Spitzer Space Telescope, which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology (Caltech), under a contract with NASA. Support for this work was provided by NASA through an award issued by JPL/ Caltech. J. A., H.M., M. G., and L. B. gratefully acknowledge support from the Science and Technology Foundation (FCT, Portugal) through the research grant PTDC/FIS/100170/ 2008 and the Fellowships SFRH/BD/31338/2006 (H. M.) and SFRH/BPD/62966/2009 (L. B.). G. W. gratefully acknowledges support from NSF grant AST-0909198. This publication makes use of data products from the Two Micron All Sky Survey, which is a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center/ California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation.
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Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)PTDC/FIS/100170/2008
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)SFRH/BD/31338/2006
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)SFRH/BPD/62966/2009
Subject Keywords:Astrophysical Data
Issue or Number:917
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Official Citation:The Spitzer Extragalactic Representative Volume Survey (SERVS): Survey Definition and Goals J.-C. Mauduit, M. Lacy, D. Farrah, J. A. Surace, M. Jarvis, S. Oliver, C. Maraston, M. Vaccari, L. Marchetti, G. Zeimann, E. A. Gonzáles-Solares, J. Pforr, A. O. Petric, B. Henriques, P. A. Thomas, J. Afonso, A. Rettura, G. Wilson, J. T. Falder, J. E. Geach, M. Huynh, R. P. Norris, N. Seymour, G. T. Richards, S. A. Stanford, D. M. Alexander, R. H. Becker, P. N. Best, L. Bizzocchi, D. Bonfield, N. Castro, A. Cava, S. Chapman, N. Christopher, D. L. Clements, G. Covone, N. Dubois, J. S. Dunlop, E. Dyke, A. Edge, H. C. Ferguson, S. Foucaud, A. Franceschini, R. R. Gal, J. K. Grant, M. Grossi, E. Hatziminaoglou, S. Hickey, J. A. Hodge, J.-S. Huang, R. J. Ivison, M. Kim, O. LeFevre, M. Lehnert, C. J. Lonsdale, L. M. Lubin, R. J. McLure, H. Messias, A. Martínez-Sansigre, A. M. J. Mortier, D. M. Nielsen, M. Ouchi, G. Parish, I. Perez-Fournon, M. Pierre, S. Rawlings, A. Readhead, S. E. Ridgway, D. Rigopoulou, A. K. Romer, I. G. Rosebloom, H. J. A. Rottgering, M. Rowan-Robinson, A. Sajina, C. J. Simpson, I. Smail, G. K. Squires, J. A. Stevens, R. Taylor, M. Trichas, T. Urrutia, E. van Kampen, A. Verma and C. K. Xu Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific , Vol. 124, No. 917 (July 2012), pp. 714-736 Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Article DOI: 10.1086/666945 Article Stable URL:
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