Galaxies in southern bright star fields , I. Near-infrared imaging

@article{Baker2003GalaxiesIS,
  title={Galaxies in southern bright star fields , I. Near-infrared imaging},
  author={Andrew J. Baker and Richard I. Davies and Matthew D. Lehnert and Niranjan Thatte and William D. Vacca and Olivier R. Hainaut and Matt J. Jarvis and George K. Miley and Huub J. A. Roettgering},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2003},
  volume={406},
  pages={593-601}
}
As a prerequisite for cosmological studies using adaptive optics techniques, we have begun to identify and character- ize faint sources in the vicinity of bright stars at high Galactic latitudes. The initial phase of this work has been a program of Ks imaging conducted with SOFI at the ESO NTT. From observations of 42 southern fields evenly divided between the spring and autumn skies, we have identified 391 additional stars and 1589 galaxies lying at separations ∆θ ≤ 60 �� from candidate guide… 

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