What is SOAPs & Subaru Observatory Projects?
The "Subaru Observatory Project" was originally planned for producing
very important output to astronomical society by systematic time
allocation and using characteristic functions of
The observation time for this project consists of guaranteed time both for telescope
builders and for people responsible for telescope operation. Totally
six proposals were submitted for the project on Oct 2002. After the
much discussion on the strategy and the contents of each proposal via
several interim reviews, mainly organized by the "task force", which
consists of 6 people selected to be responsible for making suggestions
of an appropriate plan for the project to the director, 3 proposals
were selected for execution during 2002 and 2003 fiscal years. They are
Subaru Deep Field (SDF)
(PI is Dr. Kashikawa at Mitaka, NAOJ),
Subaru XMM-Newton Deep Survey (SXDS)
(PI is Dr. Sekiguchi
at Hilo, Subaru Telescope), and
Disk and Planet Searches (SDPS)
(PI is Dr. Hayashi
at Hilo, Subaru Telescope).
The data and catalogs obtained by this project have been planned to be
open to the astronomical community over the world as soon as possible.
The images and catalogs of SDF has been opened to the public on Oct
1st, 2004. The beta version of images and catalogs of SXDS taken with
have been opened on June 1st, 2004. The version 1.0 of the SXDS
data are planned to be released in fall 2004.
SOAPs web server provide the
data (fully reduced images and catalogs)
download obtained from SDF and SXDS projects.
For details of each sub-project, please refer to the following web pages:
SDF (Subaru Deep Field) Project
SXDS (Subaru XMM-Newton Deep Survey) Project
Contact address: <soaps_manager @ dbc.nao.ac.jp>
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