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Whitaker, Katherine E. and Ashas, Mohammad and Illingworth, Garth and Magee, Daniel and Leja, Joel and Oesch, Pascal and van Dokkum, Pieter and Mowla, Lamiya and Bouwens, Rychard and Franx, Marijn and Holden, Bradford and Labbé, Ivo and Rafelski, Marc and Teplitz, Harry and Gonzalez, Valentino (2019) Hubble Legacy Field GOODS-S Photometric Catalog. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 244 (1). Art. No. 16. ISSN 1538-4365. doi:10.3847/1538-4365/ab3853.

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This manuscript describes the public release of the Hubble Legacy Fields (HLF) project photometric catalog for the extended GOODS-South region from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) archival program AR-13252. The analysis is based on the version 2.0 HLF data release that now includes all ultraviolet (UV) imaging, combining three major UV surveys. The HLF data combines over a decade worth of 7475 exposures taken in 2635 orbits totaling 6.3 Ms with the HST Advanced Camera for Surveys Wide Field Channel (ACS/WFC) and the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) UVIS/IR Channels in the greater GOODS-S extragalactic field, covering all major observational efforts (e.g., GOODS, GEMS, CANDELS, ERS, UVUDF, and many other programs; see Illingworth et al.). The HLF GOODS-S catalogs include photometry in 13 bandpasses from the UV (WFC3/UVIS F225W, F275W, and F336W filters), optical (ACS/WFC F435W, F606W, F775W, F814W and F850LP filters), to near-infrared (WFC3/IR F098M, F105W, F125W, F140W and F160W filters). Such a data set makes it possible to construct the spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of objects over a wide wavelength range from high-resolution mosaics that are largely contiguous. Here, we describe a photometric analysis of 186,474 objects in the HST imaging at wavelengths 0.2–1.6 μm. We detect objects from an ultra-deep image combining the PSF-homogenized and noise-equalized F850LP, F125W, F140W, and F160W images, including Gaia astrometric corrections. SEDs were determined by carefully taking the effects of the point-spread function in each observation into account. All of the data presented herein are available through the HLF website (

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Whitaker, Katherine E.0000-0001-7160-3632
Illingworth, Garth0000-0002-6668-2011
Leja, Joel0000-0001-6755-1315
Oesch, Pascal0000-0001-5851-6649
van Dokkum, Pieter0000-0002-8282-9888
Mowla, Lamiya0000-0002-8530-9765
Bouwens, Rychard0000-0002-4989-2471
Franx, Marijn0000-0002-8871-3026
Holden, Bradford0000-0002-6153-3076
Labbé, Ivo0000-0002-2057-5376
Rafelski, Marc0000-0002-9946-4731
Teplitz, Harry0000-0002-7064-5424
Gonzalez, Valentino0000-0002-3120-0510
Additional Information:© 2019 The American Astronomical Society. Received 2018 December 12; revised 2019 August 1; accepted 2019 August 2; published 2019 September 17. We thank the anonymous referee for useful comments and a careful reading of the paper. The Hubble Legacy Fields program, supported through AR-13252 and AR-15027, is based on observations made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, obtained at the Space Telescope Science Institute, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under NASA contract NAS 5-26555. Financial support for this program is gratefully acknowledged. The Hubble data sets used in our analysis and the generation of our catalog are from 24 programs that are listed on the MAST V2.0 HLF-GOODS-S archive. We thank the numerous scientists whose programs were combined into the HLF-GOODS-S for providing a set of extraordinary data that will have legacy value for the community into the JWST era and beyond. We particularly thank Harry Teplitz, Marc Rafelski, Anton Koekemoer, Norman Grogin, and the UVUDF Team for providing the UVUDF data set with further processing than was available publicly. The Cosmic Dawn Center is funded by the Danish National Research Foundation.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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NASANAS 5-26555
Danish National Research FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:catalogs – galaxies: evolution – galaxies: general – methods: data analysis – techniques: photometric
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Official Citation:Katherine E. Whitaker et al 2019 ApJS 244 16
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:17 Sep 2019 21:59
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