A Caltech Library Service

Science Objectives and Early Results of the DEEP2 Redshift Survey

Davis, Marc and Faber, Sandra M. and Newman, Jeffrey A. and Phillips, Andrew C. and Ellis, R. S. and Steidel, C. C. and Conselice, C. and Coil, A. L. and Finkbeiner, D. P. and Koo, D. C. and Guhathakurta, P. and Weiner, B. and Schiavon, R. and Willmer, C. and Kaiser, N. and Luppino, G. and Wirth, G. and Connolly, A. and Eisenhardt, P. and Cooper, M. and Gerke, B. (2003) Science Objectives and Early Results of the DEEP2 Redshift Survey. In: Discoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes II. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4834. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 161-172. ISBN 9780819446138.

[img] PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


The DEIMOS spectrograph has now been installed on the Keck-II telescope and commissioning is nearly complete. The DEEP2 Redshift Survey, which will take approximately 120 nights at the Keck Observatory over a three year period and has been designed to utilize the power of DEIMOS, began in the summer of 2002. The multiplexing power and high efficiency of DEIMOS enables us to target 1000 faint galaxies per clear night. Our goal is to gather high-quality spectra of ≈ 60,000 galaxies with z>0.75 in order to study the properties and large scale clustering of galaxies at z ≈ 1. The survey will be executed at high spectral resolution, R=λ/Δλ ≈ 5000, allowing us to work between the bright OH sky emission lines and to infer linewidths for many of the target galaxies (for several thousand objects, we will obtain rotation curves as well). The linewidth data will facilitate the execution of the classical redshift-volume cosmological test, which can provide a precision measurement of the equation of state of the Universe. This talk reviews the project, summarizes our science goals and presents some early DEIMOS data.

Item Type:Book Section
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Faber, Sandra M.0000-0003-4996-214X
Newman, Jeffrey A.0000-0001-8684-2222
Ellis, R. S.0000-0001-7782-7071
Steidel, C. C.0000-0002-4834-7260
Conselice, C.0000-0003-1949-7638
Koo, D. C.0000-0003-3385-6799
Guhathakurta, P.0000-0001-8867-4234
Kaiser, N.0000-0001-6511-4306
Cooper, M.0000-0003-1371-6019
Additional Information:© 2003 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This work was supported in part by NSF grants AST00-71048 and KDI-9872979. The DEIMOS spectrograph was funded by a grant from CARA (Keck Observatory), by an NSF Facilities and Infrastructure grant (AST92-2540), by the Center for Particle Astrophysics, and by gifts from Sun Microsystems and gifts from Sun Microsystems and the Quantum Corporation. DPF is supported by a Hubble Fellowship.
Funding AgencyGrant Number
California Association for Research in AstronomyUNSPECIFIED
Center for Particle AstrophysicsUNSPECIFIED
Sun Microsystems, Inc.UNSPECIFIED
Quantum CorporationUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Redshift Surveys, Large Scale Structure, Galaxy Properties, Cosmology
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:4834
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20181213-143634320
Persistent URL:
Official Citation:Marc Davis, Sandra M. Faber, Jeffrey Newman, Andrew C. Phillips, Richard S. Ellis, Charles C. Steidel, C. Conselice, Alison L. Coil, D. P. Finkbeiner, David C. Koo, Puragra Guhathakurta, B. Weiner, Ricardo Schiavon, C. Willmer, Nicholas Kaiser, Gerard Anthony Luppino, Gregory Wirth, Andrew Connolly, Peter Eisenhardt, M. Cooper, B. Gerke, "Science objectives and early results of the DEEP2 Redshift Survey," Proc. SPIE 4834, Discoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes II, (13 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.457897
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:91827
Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:13 Dec 2018 23:48
Last Modified:16 Nov 2021 03:44

Repository Staff Only: item control page