Dark Energy Survey Year 3 Results: Deep Field Optical + Near-Infrared Images and Catalogue

23 Dec 2020  ·  W. G. Hartley, A. Choi, A. Amon, R. A. Gruendl, E. Sheldon, I. Harrison, G. M. Bernstein, I. Sevilla-Noarbe, B. Yanny, K. Eckert, H. T. Diehl, A. Alarcon, M. Banerji, K. Bechtol, R. Buchs, S. Cantu, C. Conselice, J. Cordero, C. Davis, T. M. Davis, S. Dodelson, A. Drlica-Wagner, S. Everett, A. Ferté, D. Gruen, K. Honscheid, M. Jarvis, M. D. Johnson, N. Kokron, N. MacCrann, J. Myles, A. B. Pace, A. Palmese, F. Paz-Chinchón, M. E. S. Pereira, A. A. Plazas, J. Prat, M. Rodriguez-Monroy, E. S. Rykoff, S. Samuroff, C. Sánchez, L. F. Secco, F. Tarsitano, A. Tong, M. A. Troxel, Z. Vasquez, K. Wang, C. Zhou, T. M. C. Abbott, M. Aguena, S. Allam, J. Annis, D. Bacon, E. Bertin, S. Bhargava, D. Brooks, D. L. Burke, A. Carnero Rosell, M. Carrasco Kind, J. Carretero, F. J. Castander, M. Costanzi, M. Crocce, L. N. da Costa, J. De Vicente, J. DeRose, S. Desai, J. P. Dietrich, T. F. Eifler, J. Elvin-Poole, I. Ferrero, B. Flaugher, P. Fosalba, J. García-Bellido, E. Gaztanaga, D. W. Gerdes, J. Gschwend, G. Gutierrez, S. R. Hinton, D. L. Hollowood, D. Huterer, D. J. James, S. Kent, E. Krause, K. Kuehn, N. Kuropatkin, O. Lahav, H. Lin, M. A. G. Maia, M. March, J. L. Marshall, P. Martini, P. Melchior, F. Menanteau, R. Miquel, J. J. Mohr, R. Morgan, E. Neilsen, R. L. C. Ogando, S. Pandey, A. K. Romer, A. Roodman, M. Sako, E. Sanchez, V. Scarpine, S. Serrano, M. Smith, M. Soares-Santos, E. Suchyta, M. E. C. Swanson, G. Tarle, D. Thomas, C. To, T. N. Varga, A. R. Walker, W. Wester, R. D. Wilkinson, J. Zuntz ·

We describe the Dark Energy Survey (DES) Deep Fields, a set of images and associated multi-wavelength catalogue ($ugrizJHKs$) built from Dark Energy Camera (DECam) and Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) data. The DES Deep Fields comprise 11 fields (10 DES supernova fields plus COSMOS), with a total area of $\sim30~$ square degrees in $ugriz$ bands and reaching a maximum $i$-band depth of 26.75 (AB, $10\sigma$, 2 arcsec). We present a catalogue for the DES 3-year cosmology analysis of those four fields with full 8-band coverage, totalling $5.88~$ sq. deg. after masking. Numbering $2.8~$million objects ($1.6~$million post masking), our catalogue is drawn from images coadded to consistent depths of $r=25.7, i=25, z=24.3$ mag. We use a new model-fitting code, built upon established methods, to deblend sources and ensure consistent colours across the $u$-band to $Ks$-band wavelength range. We further detail the tight control we maintain over the point-spread function modelling required for the model fitting, astrometry and consistency of photometry between the four fields. The catalogue allows us to perform a careful star-galaxy separation and produces excellent photometric redshift performance (${\rm NMAD} = 0.023$ at $i<23$). The Deep-Fields catalogue will be made available as part of the cosmology data products release, following the completion of the DES 3-year weak lensing and galaxy clustering cosmology work.

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