Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): Curation and reanalysis of 16.6k redshifts in the G10/COSMOS region

Luke Davies, Simon Driver, Aaron Robotham, I.K. Baldry, Rebecca Lange, J. Liske, Martin Meyer, Attila Popping, S.M. Wilkins, A.H. Wright

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Abstract

© 2014 The Authors. We discuss the construction of the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) 10h region (G10) using publicly available data in the Cosmic Evolution Survey region (COSMOS) in order to extend theGAMAsurvey to z~1 in a single deg2 field. In order to obtain the maximum number of high precision spectroscopic redshifts we re-reduce all archival zCOSMOS-bright data and use the GAMA automatic cross-correlation redshift fitting code AUTOZ. We use all available redshift information (AUTOZ, zCOSMOS-bright 10k, PRIMUS, VVDS, SDSS and photometric redshifts) to calculate robust best-fitting redshifts for all galaxies and visually inspect all 1D and 2D spectra to obtain 16 583 robust redshifts in the full COSMOS region. We then define the G10 region to be the central ~1 deg2 of COSMOS, which has relatively high spectroscopic completeness, and encompasses the CHILES VLA region.We define a combined r <23.0mag and i <22.0 mag G10 sample (selected to have the highest bijective overlap) with which to perform future analysis, containing 9861 sources with reliable high-precision VLT-VIMOS spectra. All tables, spectra and imaging are available at http://ict.icrar.org/cutout/G10.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1014-1027
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume447
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2015

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