MOIRCS Deep Survey. IX. Deep near-infrared imaging data and source catalog

Masaru Kajisawa, Takashi Ichikawa, Ichi Tanaka, Toru Yamada, Masayuki Akiyama, Ryuji Suzuki, Chihiro Tokoku, Yuka Katsuno Uchimoto, Masahiro Konishi, Tomohiro Yoshikawa, Tetsuo Nishimura, Koji Omata, Masami Ouchi, Ikuru Iwata, Takashi Hamana, Masato Onodera

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We present deep J -, H-, and Ks-band imaging data of the MOIRCS Deep Survey (MODS), which was carried out with the Multi-Object Infrared Camera and Spectrograph (MOIRCS) mounted on the Subaru Telescope in the GOODS-North region. The data reach 5 σ total limiting magnitudes for point sources of J = 23.9, H = 22.8, and Ks = 22.8 (Vega magnitude) over 103 arcmin2 (wide field). In 28 arcmin2 of the survey area, which is an ultra-deep field of the MODS (deep field), the data reach 5 σ depths of J = 24.8, H = 23.4, and Ks = 23.8. The spatial resolutions of the combined images are FWHM ∼0.″6 and ∼0.″5 for the wide and deep fields in all bands, respectively. Combining the MODS data with the multi-wavelength public data taken with the HST, Spitzer, and other ground-based telescopes in the GOODS field, we constructed a multi-wavelength photometric catalog of K s-selected sources. Using the catalog, we present Ks-band number counts and near-infrared color distribution of the detected objects; we also demonstrate some selection techniques with the NIR colors for high redshift galaxies. These data and catalog are publicly available via Internet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S379-S401
JournalPublication of the Astronomical Society of Japan
Issue numberSPEC. ISSUE 2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 25


  • Catalogs
  • Galaxies: high-redshift
  • Galaxies: photometry
  • Infrared: galaxies
  • Surveys


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