The NOAO Wide-Deep Field Survey is a wide-field imaging survey being carried out  using the Mosaic cameras at KPNO and CTIO.  It is imaging two 9-square-degree patches of the sky in three optical filters (Bw,R,I) and three near-infrared filters (J,H,K).  The primary goal of the survey is to study the evolution of galaxies and galaxy clustering over the last 10 billion years.  Because the data spans such a great wavelength range, this survey occupies a unique niche.

Because the NDWFS covers such a wide wavelength range, we will be able to use the photometric redshift technique to accurately estimate the redshifts of the distant galaxies.  In addition, the infrared data will be critical in detecting high-redshift ellipticals and dusty galaxies, to provide an estimate of the biases in optical-only surveys.  In addition to the galaxy populations studies, the NDWFS data will also be used for studies of gravitational lensing, QSO populations, and population studies of rare objects.




For more information, you can see the official NDWFS page at KPNO.

The NOAO Wide-Deep Field Survey (NDWFS)



       The Group


Prof. Ian Dell’antonio

Room 528


Van Dao

Graduate Student (Rm 717)


Paul Huwe

Graduate Student (Rm 717)


Richard Cook

Graduate Student (Rm 717)


Ryan Michney

Graduate Student (Rm 717)