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Identifying CUDSS Submm sources [Abstract]

Clements, D. L., Eales, Stephen Anthony, Dunne, L., Webb, T. M., Lilly, S. J. and Gear, Walter Kieran 1999. Identifying CUDSS Submm sources [Abstract]. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 31 (5) , p. 1404.

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Abstract

The Canada-UK Deep SCUBA Survey (CUDSS) is the largest area deep submm survey being carried out with the SCUBA bolometer camera at the JCMT. To date we have discovered about 50 submm sources down to a flux limit of about 3mJy. The nature of faint submm sources, both in our own and other deep submm surveys, is still unclear. Identifications at other wavelengths are crucially important to understanding these sources. We have thus conducted deep near-IR imaging with UKIRT to identify CUDSS sources not identified in existing CFRS optical data. We find that a number of submm sources are identified with very red objects, but others remain unidientified even in deep near-IR images. We discuss the implications of these results for our understanding of this population and its role in the cosmic infrared background.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Additional Information: American Astronomical Society 195th meeting:Galaxies Far and Near, held in Atlanta, GA , January 12, 2000
Publisher: American Astronomical Society
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:19
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/36663

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