SHADES: The scuba half degree extragalactic survey

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SHADES is a new, major, extragalactic sub-mm survey currently being undertaken with SCUBA on the JCMT. The aim of this survey is to map 0.5 square degrees of sky at a depth sufficient to provide the first, major (similar or equal to 300 sources), unbiased sample of bright (S-850 similar or equal to 8 mJy) sub-mm sources. Combined with extensive multi-frequency supporting observations already in hand, we aim to measure the redshift distribution, clustering and AGN content of the sub-mm population. Currently similar or equal to 40% complete, the survey is due to run until early 2006. Here I provide some early example results which demonstrate the potential power of our combined data set, and highlight a series of forthcoming papers which will present results based on the current interim sample of similar or equal to 130 850 mu m sources detected within the Lockman Hole and SXDF SHADES survey fields.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStarbursts: From 30 Doradus to Lyman Break Galaxies
EditorsR DeGrijs, RMG Delgado
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1-4020-3538-1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventConference on Starbursts - From 30 Doradus to Lyman Break Galaxies - Cambridge
Duration: 6 Sep 200410 Sep 2004


ConferenceConference on Starbursts - From 30 Doradus to Lyman Break Galaxies


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