Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsSlide 1 SkyMapper SkyMapper and the Stromlo Southern Sky Survey Stefan Keller, Brian Schmidt, Paul Francis and.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsSlide 1 SkyMapper SkyMapper and the Stromlo Southern Sky Survey Stefan Keller, Brian Schmidt, Paul Francis and."— Presentation transcript:

1 Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsSlide 1 SkyMapper SkyMapper and the Stromlo Southern Sky Survey Stefan Keller, Brian Schmidt, Paul Francis and Mike Bessell

2 Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsSlide 2 SkyMapper What is SkyMapper? 1.35m with a 5.7 sq. degree fov To reside at Siding Spring Observatory First light in Dec 2006 To conduct a multi colour/epoch Stromlo Southern Sky Survey Replacement for the 50” Great Melbourne Telescope

3 Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsSlide 3 SkyMapper Why a SkyMapper? There is no deep digital optical map of the southern sky no instrument is planned that can map the entire southern sky in multiple colours and epochs SkyMapper will provide an automated large-scale imaging capability that is matched to Australian: –Science strengths; –Instrumentation (AAOmega, Gemini etc.), and; –Conditions – poor seeing a benefit  cover the sky faster!

4 Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsSlide 4 SkyMapper The Stromlo Southern Sky Survey = S4 Major component of SkyMapper telescope will be providing a survey of the southern sky –Multi-colour, multi-epoch of southerly 2  steradian –Star and Galaxy photometry (3% global accuracy) –Astrometry (better than 50 mas ) –Cadence: hours, days, months and years. –Five years to complete –Data supplied to the community without proprietary period as part of Virtual Observatory work Complementary to SDSS but w. improvements!

5 Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsSlide 5 SkyMapper Survey Science The survey science goals are broad but some of the areas where I think SkyMapper stands to have largest impact are: What is the distribution of large Solar-System objects beyond Neptune? What is the history of the youngest stars in the Solar neighbourhood? How far does the dark matter halo of our galaxy extend and what is its shape? Gravity and metallicity for on order of 100 million stars  the assembly and chemical enrichment history of the bulge, thin/thick disk and halo? Extremely metal poor stars. Undiscovered members of the local group accurate photometric calibration of galaxy redshift surveys: 2dF/6dF. bright z>6 QSOs  probes of the ionization history of the Universe.

6 Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsSlide 6 SkyMapper SkyMapper Filter Set Ex-atmosphere

7 Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsSlide 7 SkyMapper Expected S4 limits uvsvs griz 1 epoch expt. time epochs Sloan Digital Sky Survey comparison 22.0n/a

8 Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsSlide 8 SkyMapper z – coverage Spectroscopic redshifts r’<18 for SDSS B J <19.5 (  r’<18.5) for 2dFGRS Photometric redshifts SDSS to r’=20.5 From SDSS EDR Csabai 2003 SDSS (EDR) 2dFGRS S4 to provide: Spirals to z~ E0 to z~0.7

9 Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsSlide 9 SkyMapper around 1.5% SUMSS detections are galaxies in the 2dFGRS (B<19.5) 30% are bright enough to appear in the DSS (B<22) [Sadler + Hunstead 2001] The Stromlo Southern Sky Survey will go around a magnitude fainter than the DSS  photometric z ±0.06 for 30% of SUMSS SkyMapper and SUMSS/SKAMP By cross-comparison of radio and optical sources we can ask: Which members of known classes of optical objects are detected as radio sources? …and with redshifts we can ask: How does the radio luminosity function evolve with redshift? Quantify 3D clustering of radio sources SUMSS+DSS From Sadler & Hunstead 1999

10 Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsSlide 10 SkyMapper S4 Data Products Deliverables to the Outside User: –Data (epoch, RA, DEC, mags, galaxy shape info,…) to be available through a web-served interface which provides catalogs over a user defined area –Images to be available through a web-served interface which provides images over a user defined area (maximum size will be limited)

11 Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsSlide 11 SkyMapper S4 Data Products How Much Data??? 6 epochs x 6 colours x ,000,000 pixel images 150 Terabytes + 25 Terabytes of calibration images 1 Billion Objects observed 36 times with Database is ~2 Terabytes (1 billion rows x 500 columns)

12 Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsSlide 12 SkyMapper A Concluding Timeline Funding Decision, Jun 2004 Optical elements ordered Conceptual Design Review, Oct 2004 CCDs ordered, Feb 2004 Critical Design Review, August 2005 Pipeline development, mirror Blank Failures, Sep-Oct 2005 Site Works begin Dec 2005 First Light, Dec 2006 Regular Operations, Apr 2007

13 Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsSlide 13 SkyMapper A Concluding Timeline Funding Decision, Jun 2004 Optical elements ordered Conceptual Design Review, Oct 2004 CCDs ordered, Feb 2004 Critical Design Review, August 2005 Data reduction pipeline development, mirror Blank Failures, Sep-Oct 2005 Site Works begin Dec 2005 First Light, Dec 2006 Regular Operations, Apr 2007

14 Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsSlide 14 SkyMapper


Download ppt "Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsSlide 1 SkyMapper SkyMapper and the Stromlo Southern Sky Survey Stefan Keller, Brian Schmidt, Paul Francis and."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google