(moderate size survey field)
The Boötes Field is a 9-square-degree
one of two fields defined in the late 1990s,
chosen as relatively free of Sirius,
for the NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey (NDWFS),
a optical/NIR survey.
The expression deep wide indicated the survey would
provide what was normally thought of as a
deep-field level of detail, but over a wider field,
reflecting the technology improvements of the time.
The field has been the target of subsequent surveys
aiming to build a substantial set of observational
data for a set of astronomical objects.
These include surveys using Herschel Space Observatory, Spitzer Space Telescope,
Chandra X-ray Observatory, Low-frequency Array, the Allen Telescope Array, and the Isaac Newton Telescope.
Referenced by page:
IRAC Shallow Survey (ISS)