Extended Groth Strip
(region of sky searched for distant galaxies)
The Extended Groth Strip (EGS) is a name given to a survey field
that was selected for searches for high-redshift
galaxies. Among the surveys using it
have been an HST-based survey and AEGIS.
The region is rectangular, but with edges not aligned
with coordinates (angled more-or-less 45 degrees).
Some discoveries are commonly cited with names
using the prefix EGS. Cited:
The Extended Groth Strip is an extended version of
the Groth Strip, which was used for the Groth Strip Survey (GSS)
and some other surveys, and was a 140 square arcmin region
around coordinates J141700+523000.
|Prefix||Example|| || |
|EGS||EGS-zs8-1|| || |
|GSS||GSS 073_1810||Groth Strip Survey|| |
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