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Extended Groth Strip

(EGS)
(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.


(sky,galaxies,survey field)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_Groth_Strip
http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=NAME%20EXTENDED%20GROTH%20STRIP
PrefixExample  
EGSEGS-zs8-1 
GSSGSS 073_1810Groth Strip Survey
Coordinates:EGS
J141900+524800

Referenced by page:
AEGIS

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