Extragalactic Surveys

The AGN and Galaxy Evolution Survey (AGES) is a wide-field redshift survey in the NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey (NDWFS) Bootes field. This 9 square degree field has superb multi-wavelength coverage from Chandra, GALEX, NDWFS, Spitzer, and various radio observations. We are conducting extensive spectroscopy over the full field using the new Hectospec instrument at the MMT, with the goal of studying the evolution of AGN activity and the properties of galaxies from low to intermediate redshifts. AGES is a collaboration between scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Steward Observatory, the National Optical Astronomical Observatory, the Ohio State University, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


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OIR: Nelson Caldwell

HEA: Christine Jones, Bill Forman, Steve Murray, Ryan Hickox


Spectra from the Hectospec instrument of 1000 non-star forming galaxies in the AGES sample. All spectra have been shifted to rest wavelength, but are ordered by their redshift, with the highest redshifts (Z~0.5) at the top. The spectra cover the rest range 3700-9200A.


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