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

Cooray, A., Eales, Stephen Anthony ORCID:, Chapman, S., Clements, D. L., Dore, O., Farrah, D., Jarvis, M. J., Kaplinghat, M., Negrello, Mattia ORCID:, 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. D., Wang, L., Zemcov, M., Abdalla, F., Afonso, J., Aghanim, N., Andreani, P., Aretxaga, I., Auld, Robbie, Baes, M., Baker, A., Barkats, D., Belen B., R., Bartolo, N., Barton, E., Barway, S., Stefano B., Elia, Baugh, C., Beelen, A., Benabed, K., Blain, A., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bock, J. J., Bond, J. R., Borrill, J., Borys, C., Boselli, A., Bouchet, F. R., Bridge, C., Brighenti, F., Buat, V., Buote, D., Burgarella, D., Bussmann, R., Calabrese, E., Cantalupo, C., Carlberg, R., Sofia Carvalho, C., Casey, C., Cava, A., Cepa, J., Chapin, E., Ram Chary, R., Chen, X., Colafrancesco, S., Cole, S., Coles, Peter ORCID:, Conley, A., Conversi, L., Cooke, J., Crawford, S., Cress, C., da Cunha, E., Dalton, G., Danese, L., Dannerbauer, H., Davies, Jonathan Ivor, de Bernardis, P., de Putter, R., Devlin, M., Diego, J. M., Dole, H., Douspis, M., Dunkley, J., Dunlop, J., Dunne, Loretta ORCID:, Dunner, R., Dye, S0, Efstathiou, G., Egami, E., Fang, T., Ferrero, P., Griffin, Matthew ORCID:, Pascale, Enzo ORCID: and Smith, Matthew ORCID: 2010. The Herschel-SPIRE Legacy Survey (HSLS): the scientific goals of a shallow and wide submillimeter imaging survey with SPIRE. ArXiv e-prints, NASA. Available at:

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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.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Astrophysics - Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics
Additional Information: White paper supplement to the proposal submitted by the HSLS science team to ESA for Herschel open-time programs, July 2010
Publisher: NASA
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 13:41

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