Girish Mahajan

AEGIS (astronomy)

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Survey type  astronomical survey
AEGIS (astronomy)
Alternative names  All-Wavelength Extended Groth Strip International Survey
Observations  Very Large Array, Spitzer Space Telescope, Palomar Observatory, Canada–France–Hawaii Telescope, W. M. Keck Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope, GALEX, Chandra X-ray Observatory

AEGIS, or the All-Wavelength Extended Groth Strip International Survey, is a multi-wavelength astronomical survey of a patch of the sky with low extinction and zodiacal scattering. The purpose of the survey is to study the physical processes and evolution of galaxies at redshift z ~ 1. As of February 2011 more than 80 research papers have been published based on data from the survey.


AEGIS makes use of multiple terrestrial and space based observatories to conduct the survey. These observatories make overlapping scans of the survey area. The primary telescopes are:

  • Very Large Array
  • Spitzer Space Telescope
  • Palomar Observatory
  • Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
  • Keck Observatory
  • Hubble Space Telescope
  • Chandra X-ray Observatory
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