AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 22 Evolution of Galaxies, Galaxies Surveys I
Poster, Monday, 9:20am-7:00pm, January 9, 2006, Exhibit Hall

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[22.11] Deep NICMOS Parallel Observations of Red Galaxies at z = 2

A. L. Henry (UCLA), J. C. Colbert (Spitzer Science Center), M. A. Malkan (UCLA), P. J. McCarthy (Carnegie Observatories), H. I. Teplitz, L. Yan (Spitzer Science Center)

We present deep near-infrared photometry of ~200 square arcminutes of HST NICMOS parallel imaging, composed of more than 250 fields randomly distrubted across the sky. The average 5 \sigma depths reached are [F110W] = 24.7 and [F160W] = 24.0, in Vega magnitudes. We find approximately 250 galaxies for which [F110W] - [F160W] > 2.0. These sources are primarily a mix of dusty starburst galaxies, and passively evolving stellar systems between 1.5 < z < 2.5. We present a luminosity function for red galaxies at z \approx 2 which is mostly unaffected by cosmic variance. We also discuss clustering properties of the sample.

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