Photometric redshifts for an optical/near-infrared catalogue in the Chandra Deep Field South
Authors: Stanway E.R.; Bunker A.; McMahon R.G.
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 284, Number 2, 2003 , pp. 381-384(4)
Photometric redshifts have proven a powerful tool in identifying galaxies over a large range of lookback times. We have been generalising this technique to incorporate the selection of candidate high redshift QSOs. We have applied this to a large optical/near-infrared imaging survey in 6 wavebands aiming to push farther in redshift (and fainter in luminosity) than previous studies. We believe that study of these very faint and distant objects provides valuable insights into galaxy formation and evolution. Here we present work in progress and preliminary results for a catalogue of objects detected as part of the Las Campanas Infrared Survey. This is a stepping stone to the type of survey data that will become available in the next few years from projects such as UKIDSS and VISTA.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2003-01-01