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Extended Groth Strip

(region of sky searched for distant galaxies)

The Extended Groth Strip (EGS) is a name given to a survey field that was selected for searches for high-redshift galaxies. An Hubble Space Telescope-based astronomical survey followed, and AEGIS has continued the activity. The region is a rectangular, but with edges not aligned with coordinates (angled more-or-less 45 degrees). Some discoveries are commonly cited with names using the prefix EGS. Cited:

The Extended Groth Strip is an extended version of the Groth Strip, which was used for the Groth Strip Survey (GSS) and some other surveys, and was a 140 square arcmin region around coordinates J141700+523000.

(sky,galaxies,survey field)
Further reading:
GSSGSS 073_1810Groth Strip Survey

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