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2011ApJ...735...86W The NEWFIRM Medium-band Survey: Photometric Catalogs, Redshifts, and the Bimodal Color Distribution of Galaxies out to z ~ 3 Whitaker, Katherine E.; Labbe, Ivo; van Dokkum, Pieter G.; Brammer, Gabriel; Kriek, Mariska; Marchesini, Danilo; Quadri, Ryan F.; Franx, Marijn; Muzzin, Adam; Williams, Rik J.; Bezanson, Rachel; Illingworth, Garth D.; Lee, Kyoung-Soo; Lundgren, Britt; Nelson, Erica J.; Rudnick, Gregory; Tal, Tomer; Wake, David A. Abstract. We present deep near-IR (NIR) medium-bandwidth photometry over the wavelength range 1-1.8 micron in the All-wavelength Extended Groth strip International Survey (AEGIS) and Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS) fields. The observations were carried out using the NOAO Extremely Wide-Field Infrared Imager (NEWFIRM) on the Mayall 4 m Telescope on Kitt Peak as part of the NEWFIRM Medium-Band Survey (NMBS), an NOAO survey program. In this paper, we describe the full details of the observations, data reduction, and photometry for the survey. We also present a public K-selected photometric catalog, along with accurate photometric redshifts. The redshifts are computed with 37 (20) filters in the COSMOS (AEGIS) fields, combining the NIR medium-bandwidth data with existing UV (Galaxy Evolution Explorer), visible and NIR (Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and Subaru Telescope), and mid-IR (Spitzer/IRAC) imaging. We find excellent agreement with publicly available spectroscopic redshifts, with {sigma}_ z_/(1 + z) ~ 1%-2% for ~4000 galaxies at z = 0-3. The NMBS catalogs contain ~13,000 galaxies at z > 1.5 with accurate photometric redshifts and rest-frame colors. Due to the increased spectral resolution obtained with the five NIR medium-band filters, the median 68% confidence intervals of the photometric redshifts of both quiescent and star-forming galaxies are a factor of about two times smaller when comparing catalogs with medium-band NIR photometry to NIR broadband photometry. We show evidence for a clear bimodal color distribution between quiescent and star-forming galaxies that persists to z ~ 3, a higher redshift than has been probed so far. Key words: catalogs, galaxies: distances and redshifts, galaxies: high-redshift, surveys
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