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JEMS: A Deep Medium-band Imaging Survey in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field with JWST NIRCam and NIRISS

Williams, CC, Tacchella, S, Maseda, MV, Robertson, BE, Johnson, BD, Willott, CJ, Eisenstein, DJ, Willmer, CNA, Ji, Z, Hainline, KN, Helton, JM, Alberts, S, Baum, S, Bhatawdekar, R, Boyett, K, Bunker, AJ, Carniani, S, Charlot, S, Chevallard, J, Curtis-Lake, E , de Graaff, A, Egami, E, Franx, M, Kumari, N, Maiolino, R, Nelson, EJ, Rieke, MJ, Sandles, L, Shivaei, I, Simmonds, C, Smit, R, Suess, KA, Sun, F, Übler, H and Witstok, J (2023) JEMS: A Deep Medium-band Imaging Survey in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field with JWST NIRCam and NIRISS. Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, 268. ISSN 0067-0049

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We present JWST Extragalactic Medium-band Survey, the first public medium-band imaging survey carried out using JWST/NIRCam and NIRISS. These observations use ∼2 and ∼4 μm medium-band filters (NIRCam F182M, F210M, F430M, F460M, F480M; and NIRISS F430M and F480M in parallel) over 15.6 arcmin2 in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (UDF), thereby building on the deepest multiwavelength public data sets available anywhere on the sky. We describe our science goals, survey design, NIRCam and NIRISS image reduction methods, and describe our first data release of the science-ready mosaics, which reach 5σ point-source limits (AB mag) of ∼29.3-29.4 in 2 μm filters and ∼28.2-28.7 at 4 μm. Our chosen filters create a JWST imaging survey in the UDF that enables novel analysis of a range of spectral features potentially across the redshift range of 0.3 < z < 20, including Paschen-α, Hα+[N ii], and [O iii]+Hβ emission at high spatial resolution. We find that our JWST medium-band imaging efficiently identifies strong line emitters (medium-band colors >1 mag) across redshifts 1.5 < z < 9.3, most prominently Hα+[N ii] and [O iii]+Hβ. We present our first data release including science-ready mosaics of each medium-band image available to the community, adding to the legacy value of past and future surveys in the UDF. This survey demonstrates the power of medium-band imaging with JWST, informing future extragalactic survey strategies using JWST observations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences; 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics; 0306 Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural); Astronomy & Astrophysics
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: American Astronomical Society
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2023 16:44
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2023 16:45
DOI or ID number: 10.3847/1538-4365/acf130
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22081
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