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The SCUBA HAlf Degree Extragalactic Survey

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The SCUBA Half Degree Extragalactic Survey (SHADES)

The SCUBA HAlf Degree Extragalactic Survey (SHADES) is a blank-field extragalactic sub-mm survey conducted using the Submillimetre Common User Bolometer Array (SCUBA) at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) from 2002 to 2005. SHADES has now been extended to include wider area millimetre maps obtained with the Astronomical Thermal Emission Camera (AzTEC) at the JCMT in Autumn 2005.

SHADES has three main aims:
  • to investigate the population of high redshift sub-mm/mm galaxies including the cosmic history of massive dust enshroudedstar-formation activity;
  • to investigate the clustering properties of sub-mm/mm selected galaxies in order to determine whether these objects could be the progenitors of present-day massive elliptical galaxies;
  • to investigate the fraction of sub-mm/mm sources which harbour active galactic nuclei.
Find out more about the JCMT, SCUBA and AzTEC here.
See our survey maps here.
Find out more about the multiwavelength data supporting the SHADES project here.
A list of current consortium members is available here.
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