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2010 CFHT Users Meeting
November 16-18, 2010
ASIAA Auditorium, Taipei, Taiwan

Oral Presentation

The Next Generation Virgo Cluster Survey: First Science Results

Author(s): Laura Ferrarese and the NGVS Team

Presenter: Laura Ferrarese (NRC/HIA)

The Next Generation Virgo Cluster Survey (NGVS) is a Large Program to survey the Virgo cluster from its core to virial radius, in five bands, using MegaCam on CFHT. The program, which has been allocated 771 hours of observing time over four years, is now close to 50% complete. In this talk I will summarize the status of the data acquisition, observing strategy, and analysis pipelines for the NGVS, and discuss preliminary science results, including the detection and characterization of Kuiper Belt Objects, the study of structural parameters of Virgo galaxies, the intracluster component in Virgo, and the detection of high redshift clusters.

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