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Program Information for 2019A-0308


PI: Ian Dell'Antonio, Brown U., ian_dell'antonio@brown.edu
Address: Department of Physics, 182 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02912 US

CoI: Jacqueline McCleary, CalTech-JPL
CoI: Ranga Ram-Chary, IPAC
CoI: Douglas Clowe, Ohio U.
CoI: Mike Cooper, UC Irvine
CoI: Megan Donahue, Michigan State U.
CoI: August Evrard, U. of Michigan
CoI: Shenming Fu, Brown U.
CoI: Mark Lacy, NRAO
CoI: Tod R Lauer, NOIRLab
CoI: Binyang Liu, Brown U.
CoI: Massimo Meneghetti, INAF/Bologna
CoI: Hironao Miyatake, Nagoya University
CoI: Priyamvada Natarajan, Yale U.
CoI: Elena Pierpaoli, USC
CoI: Marc Postman, STScI
CoI: Keiichi Umetsu, ASIAA
CoI: Yousuke Utsumi, Stanford U.
CoI: Gillian Wilson, UC Riverside

Title: LoVoCCS: the Local Volume Complete Cluster Survey

Abstract: We propose to execute a complete survey of all massive galaxy clusters in the local $z<0.12$ Universe accessible to DECam (104 clusters). We will obtain $ugriz$ images reaching at least to LSST Y1 depth for the entire virial region of these clusters, which are close enough for detailed spectroscopic, X-ray, and radio analysis. Our data will reveal the full range of cluster galaxy populations, map the dark matter distribution on sub-cluster scales, test cluster scaling relations, reveal lensed sources and serve as the first epoch for the study of supernovae and other transients in and behind clusters with LSST. The full cluster database, including dark matter maps and ancillary data, will be the largest uniform resource for the study of nearby galaxy clusters available before the release of the LSST Year 2 data (depending on the chosen cadence for LSST).

Program Type: Survey

Scheduled Nights:
Run 1 (2019B):  CT-4m/DECam -- 9n on Aug 22 - Aug 26 2019, Oct 22 - Oct 25 2019
Run 1 (2020A):  CT-4m/DECam -- 5n on Feb 29 2020, Apr 27 2020, May 16 2020, Jun 19 2020, Jul 16 2020
Run 1 (2020B):  CT-4m/DECam -- 7.5n on Nov 07 - Nov 09 2020, Dec 13 - Dec 18 2020, Jan 07 - Jan 09 2021
Run 1 (2021A):  CT-4m/DECam -- 5n on Apr 12 2021, Jul 03 - Jul 04 2021, Jul 13 - Jul 14 2021
Run 1 (2021B):  CT-4m/DECam -- 8n on Aug 11 - Aug 14 2021, Dec 05 2021, Dec 07 - Dec 08 2021, Jan 24 2022, Jan 26 - Jan 31 2022


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