Drift-Scanning the Equator

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Session 3 -- Instrumentation and Techniques I: Ground Based
Display presentation, Monday, June 12, 1995, 9:20am - 6:30pm

[3.05] Drift-Scanning the Equator

H. Newberg, J. Annis, S. Kent, R. Kron, J. Loveday, T. McKay, C. Stoughton, B. Yanny (FNAL)

The Experimental Astrophysics Group at Fermilab has begun a project to drift-scan a strip 4.8' wide on the equator (360 degrees) in four optical passbands. We are using the Fermilab Drift Scan Camera, which contains a 2048 x 2048 pixel SITE CCD, mounted on the Apache Point Observatory 3.5 meter telescope. The data will be used to study distributions of galaxies on the largest possible angular scales and measure bright end number counts. It will also provide test data for Sloan Digital Sky Survey target selection. We have so far collected data in four colors in a strip 60 degrees long. In this poster, we present the analysis of the V-band data.

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