JWST advanced deep extragalactic survey: NIRCam imaging to z > 10

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The JWST Advanced Deep Extragalactic Survey (JADES) is a joint program of the JWST NIRCam and NIRSpec Guaranteed Time Observation (GTO) teams involving over 800 hours of observation. This paper describes the imaging portion of the program which covers nearly 200 square arc minutes divided between two well-studied fields with excellent supporting data (e.g. from Chandra, ALMA, and HST-CANDELS): GOODS North and South, including the Ultra Deep Field. NIRCam imaging will enable the study of galaxy evolution to z ∼10 and higher using multi-color imaging with 9 filters covering 0.9 to 5 microns. Such data will provide photometric redshifts and a wealth of data for constructing luminosity and mass functions. A key component of the program is rapid turn around of imaging into NIRSpec target lists. Preparing for this program has benefited from the development of a mock catalog and simulated imaging to test these processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-341
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
StateAccepted/In press - 2020


  • galaxies: evolution
  • galaxies: high-redshift
  • surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science


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