Galaxy evolutionwithin the kilo-degree survey

KiDS collaboration

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Abstract

The ESO Public Kilo-Degree Survey (KiDS) is an optical wide-field imaging survey carried out with the VLT Survey Telescope and the OmegaCAM camera. KiDS will scan 1,500 deg2in four optical filters (u, g, r, i). Designed to be a weak lensing survey, it is ideal for galaxy evolution studies, thanks to the high spatial resolution of VST, the excellent seeing and the photometric depth. The surface photometry has provided with structural parameters (e.g. size and Sérsic index), aperture and total magnitudes have been used to obtain photometric redshifts from Machine Learning methods and stellar masses/luminositites from stellar population synthesis. Our project aimed at investigating the evolution of the colour and structural properties of galaxies with mass and environment up to redshift z ~ 0:5 and more, to put constraints on galaxy evolution processes, as galaxy mergers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Universe of Digital Sky Surveys - A Meeting to Honour the 70th Birthday of Massimo Capaccioli
EditorsNicola R. Napolitano, Marcella Marconi, Enrichetta Iodice, Giuseppe Longo, Maurizio Paolillo
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Chapter19
Pages123-128
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783319193298
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1-Jan-2016
EventConference on Universe of Digital Sky Surveys, 2014 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 25-Nov-201428-Nov-2014

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Volume42
ISSN (Print)1570-6591
ISSN (Electronic)1570-6605

Conference

ConferenceConference on Universe of Digital Sky Surveys, 2014
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityNaples
Period25/11/201428/11/2014

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