Early Science Results from the UKIDSS ESO Public Survey

S. Warren, A. Lawrence, O. Almaini, M. Cirasuolo, S. Foucaud, N. Hambly, P. Hewett, R. Jameson, S. Leggett, N. Lodieu, P. Lucas, R. McLure, R. McMahon, D. Mortlock, D. Pinfield, B. Venemans

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The first large release of data from the UKIDSS ESO public survey took place in July 2006. The size of the data set is about 7% of the size of the final survey data set. Early science results are presented here, ranging from the nearest coolest brown dwarfs, to the most luminous, rarest, galaxies at 5 <z <6. Progress on the headline science goals of UKIDSS, such as the determination of the faint end of the stellar IMF, and the discovery of quasars beyond z = 6, is in line with expectation at this stage of the surveys.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-10
JournalThe Messenger
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006

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