Brown Dwarfs in the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS)

Nigel Hambly, [Unknown] UKIDSS Consortium

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During the final quarter of 2003, UKIRT will take delivery of WFCAM. This new wide--field camera will have a FOV of 0.2 square degrees, and is therefore well suited to large--scale survey work. A consortium of more than 60 astronomers has successfully bid for a large fraction of all UKIRT time over the next 5 years to undertake several public surveys using this new facility. These surveys are collectively known as the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS). In this short paper I will describe the project and review the prospects for BD research using UKIDSS data, highlighting some of the major science goals related to BDs that we hope will be achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrown Dwarfs, Proceedings of IAU Symposium #211
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2003
EventProceedings of IAU Symposium #211 - University of Hawaii, Honolulu, United States
Duration: 20 May 200224 May 2002


ConferenceProceedings of IAU Symposium #211
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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