Volume 403, Number 2, May IV 2003
|Page(s)||493 - 499|
|Published online||06 May 2003|
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Postfach 1312, Garching 85741, Germany
2 Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., MS 65, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Corresponding author: E. Moy, email@example.com
Accepted: 19 February 2003
We report results of our H-band survey of the Chandra Deep Field South (CDFS). The observations, made with SofI on the NTT, cover 0.027 square degrees to 20.5 and 0.17 square degrees to 19.8 (50% completeness limits). In total, 4819 objects were detected, of which 80% are galaxies based on the SExtractor parameter “stellarity index” having a value less than 0.5. Our astrometric solutions are in good agreement with those of the Las Campanas Infrared Survey (LCIRS), the COMBO-17, and the ESO-EIS surveys. Our photometry compares satisfactorily with the LCIRS results as well as with GOODS data. Galaxy number counts are ~50 000 galaxies per square degree at 20.75, in good agreement with those of LCIRS. The object catalog is published electronically at the CDS.
Key words: catalogs / surveys / infrared: general / galaxies: general / stars: general / cosmology: observations
Based on observations collected at the European Southern Observatory, Chile under programs 66.A-0451 and 68.A-0375.
© ESO, 2003
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