The Herschel-SPIRE Legacy Survey (HSLS): the scientific goals of a shallow and wide submillimeter imaging survey with SPIRE

Cooray, A., Eales, S., Chapman, S., Clements, D. L., Dore, O., Farrah, D., Jarvis, M. J., Kaplinghat, M., Negrello, M., Melchiorri, A., Peiris, H., Pope, A., Santos, M. G., Serjeant, S., Thompson, M., White, G., Amblard, A., Banerji, M., Corasaniti, P-S., Das, S., de Bernardis, F., de Zotti, G., Giannantonio, T., Gonzalez-Nuevo Gonzalez, J., Khostovan, A. A., Mitchell-Wynne, K., Serra, P., Song, Y-S., Vieira, J., Wang, L., Zemcov, M., Abdalla, F., Afonso, J., Aghanim, N., Andreani, P., Aretxaga, I., Auld, R., Baes, M., Baker, A., Barkats, D., Belen Barreiro, R., Bartolo, N., Barton, E., Barway, S., Stefano Battistelli, E., Baugh, C., Holwerda, B. W., Koopmans, L., Pohlen, M. & Vegetti, S., 1-Jul-2010, In : The Astrophysical Journal.

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  • Asantha Cooray
  • Steve Eales
  • Scott Chapman
  • David L. Clements
  • Olivier Dore
  • Duncan Farrah
  • Matt J. Jarvis
  • Manoj Kaplinghat
  • Mattia Negrello
  • Alessandro Melchiorri
  • Hiranya Peiris
  • Alexandra Pope
  • Mario G. Santos
  • Stephen Serjeant
  • Mark Thompson
  • Glenn White
  • Alexandre Amblard
  • Manda Banerji
  • Pier-Stefano Corasaniti
  • Sudeep Das
  • Francesco de Bernardis
  • Gianfranco de Zotti
  • Tommaso Giannantonio
  • Joaquin Gonzalez-Nuevo Gonzalez
  • Ali Ahmad Khostovan
  • Ketron Mitchell-Wynne
  • Paolo Serra
  • Yong-Seon Song
  • Joaquin Vieira
  • Lingyu Wang
  • Michael Zemcov
  • Filipe Abdalla
  • Jose Afonso
  • Nabila Aghanim
  • Paola Andreani
  • Itziar Aretxaga
  • Robbie Auld
  • Maarten Baes
  • Andrew Baker
  • Denis Barkats
  • R. Belen Barreiro
  • Nicola Bartolo
  • Elizabeth Barton
  • Sudhanshu Barway
  • Elia Stefano Battistelli
  • Carlton Baugh
  • Benne W. Holwerda
  • Leon Koopmans
  • Michael Pohlen
  • Simona Vegetti
A large sub-mm survey with Herschel will enable many exciting science opportunities, especially in an era of wide-field optical and radio surveys and high resolution cosmic microwave background experiments. The Herschel-SPIRE Legacy Survey (HSLS), will lead to imaging data over 4000 sq. degrees at 250, 350, and 500 micron. Major Goals of HSLS are: (a) produce a catalog of 2.5 to 3 million galaxies down to 26, 27 and 33 mJy (50% completeness; 5 sigma confusion noise) at 250, 350 and 500 micron, respectively, in the southern hemisphere (3000 sq. degrees) and in an equatorial strip (1000 sq. degrees), areas which have extensive multi-wavelength coverage and are easily accessible from ALMA. Two thirds of the of the sources are expected to be at z > 1, one third at z > 2 and about a 1000 at z > 5. (b) Remove point source confusion in secondary anisotropy studies with Planck and ground-based CMB data. (c) Find at least 1200 strongly lensed bright sub-mm sources leading to a 2% test of general relativity. (d) Identify 200 proto-cluster regions at z of 2 and perform an unbiased study of the environmental dependence of star formation. (e) Perform an unbiased survey for star formation and dust at high Galactic latitude and make a census of debris disks and dust around AGB stars and white dwarfs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Astrophysical Journal
Publication statusPublished - 1-Jul-2010


  • Astrophysics - Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics

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