AEGIS (astronomy)

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Alternative names All-Wavelength Extended Groth Strip International Survey
Survey type astronomical survey Edit this on Wikidata
Observations Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array, Spitzer Space Telescope, Palomar Observatory, Canada–France–Hawaii Telescope, W. M. Keck Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope, GALEX, Chandra X-ray Observatory Edit this on Wikidata
Extended Groth Strip taken with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys.[1]

AEGIS, or the All-Wavelength Extended Groth Strip International Survey, is a multi-wavelength astronomical survey of a patch of the sky with low extinction and zodiacal scattering. The purpose of the survey is to study the physical processes and evolution of galaxies at redshift z ~ 1. As of February 2011 more than 80 research papers have been published based on data from the survey.[2]


AEGIS makes use of multiple terrestrial and space based observatories to conduct the survey. These observatories make overlapping scans of the survey area.[3] The primary telescopes are:[4]

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  1. ^ "A Snapshot of Galactic Evolution". ESA/Hubble. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  2. ^ AEGIS Papers retrieved February 10, 2011
  3. ^ EGS Coverage
  4. ^ Official Project Site

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