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Telescopes/Observatories and Instruments used by CARS:

  • European Southern Observatory (ESO)
  • Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE)
  • VIsible MultiObject Spectrograph (VIMOS)
  • Son of ISAAC (SofI)
  • Large Binocular Telescope (LBT)
  • LUCI Near-IR Camera and Spectrograph
  • Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope
  • Spartan Near-IR Camera
  • SOAR optical imager
  • Hubble Space Telescope


Large area Surveys that cover most or all our CARS galaxies:

  • NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS)
  • Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) all-sky survey
  • 2 Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
  • Sloan Digitial Sky Survey (SDSS)
  • GALaxy Evolution eXplorer (GALEX)
  • ROSAT All-Sky survey
  • Swift-BAT 70month hard X-ray survey


Surveys that are related to AGN and their host galaxies:

  • Calar Alto Legacy Integral Field spectroscopy Area (CALIFA) survey
  • SAMI galaxy survey
  • Mapping Nearby Galaxies at APO (MaNGA)
  • Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy eXperiment (HETDEX)
  • VIMOS VLT Deep Survey (VVDS)
  • COSMic evOlution Survey (COSMOS)
  • Cosmic Assembly Near infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey (CANDELS)
  • Hamburg/ESO Survey  (HES)
  • Palomar-Green Bright QSO survey
  • First Byurakam survey of Markarian Galaxies
  • Nuclei of GAlaxies (NUGA)