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OzDES multi-object fibre spectroscopy for the Dark Energy Survey : results and second data release.

Wilkinson, R.D. and Wester, W. and Walker, A.R. and Varga, T.N. and Tucker, D.L. and Tarle, G. and Swanson, M.E.C. and Suchyta, E. and Sevilla-Noarbe, I. and Serrano, S. and Schubnell, M. and Scarpine, V. and Santiago, B. and Sanchez, E. and Rykoff, E.S. and Roodman, A. and Plazas, A.A. and Paz-Chinchón, F. and Palmese, A. and Miquel, R. and Menanteau, F. and Melchior, P. and Marshall, J.L. and Maia, M.A.G. and Lin, H. and Lima, M. and Li, T.S. and Kuropatkin, N. and James, D.J. and Honscheid, K. and Hollowood, D.L. and Hartley, W.G. and Gutierrez, . and Gschwend, J. and Gruendl, R.A. and Gruen, D. and Gaztanaga, E. and García-Bellido, J. and Frieman, J. and Fosalba, P. and Everett, S. and Eifler, T.F. and Doel, P. and De Vicente, J. and da Costa, L.N. and Costanzi, M. and Castander, F.J. and Carretero, J. and Carrasco Kind, M. and Carnero Rosell, A. and Brooks, D. and Bhargava, S. and Bertin, E. and Avila, S. and Annis, J. and Allam, S. and Aguena, M. and Abbott, T.M.C. and Zhang, B. and Yuan, F. and Yu, Z. and Wiseman, P. and Webb, S. and Sullivan, M. and Sommer, N.E. and Smith, M. and Sharp, R. and Scolnic, D. and Scalzo, R. and Swann, E. and Sako, M. and Pursiainen, M. and Parkinson, D. and Panther, F. and Nichol, R.C. and Mudd, D. and Möller, A. and Martini, P. and March, M. and Malik, U. and Macaulay, E. and Lewis, G.F. and Lagattuta, D. and Kuehn, K. and Kremin, A. and King, A. and Kim, A.G. and Kessler, R. and Hinton, S.R. and Glazebrook, K. and Galbany, L. and Foley, R.J. and Hoormann, J.K. and Childress, M. and Carr, A. and Carollo, D. and Calcino, J. and Brout, D. and Bolejko, K. and Asorey, J. and Uddin, S.A. and Davis, T.M. and Tucker, B.E. and Lidman, C. (2020) 'OzDES multi-object fibre spectroscopy for the Dark Energy Survey : results and second data release.', Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society., 496 (1). pp. 19-35.


We present a description of the Australian Dark Energy Survey (OzDES) and summarize the results from its 6 years of operations. Using the 2dF fibre positioner and AAOmega spectrograph on the 3.9-m Anglo-Australian Telescope, OzDES has monitored 771 active galactic nuclei, classified hundreds of supernovae, and obtained redshifts for thousands of galaxies that hosted a transient within the 10 deep fields of the Dark Energy Survey. We also present the second OzDES data release, containing the redshifts of almost 30 000 sources, some as faint as rAB = 24 mag, and 375 000 individual spectra. These data, in combination with the time-series photometry from the Dark Energy Survey, will be used to measure the expansion history of the Universe out to z ∼ 1.2 and the masses of hundreds of black holes out to z ∼ 4. OzDES is a template for future surveys that combine simultaneous monitoring of targets with wide-field imaging cameras and wide-field multi-object spectrographs.

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Date accepted:04 May 2020
Date deposited:06 August 2020
Date of first online publication:30 May 2020
Date first made open access:06 August 2020

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