Seong-Jin KIM (NTHU); Nagisa OI (Tokyo University of Science, Japan); Tomo Goto (NTHU); Hiroyuki Ikeda (NAOJ); Simon Ho (NTHU); Hyunjin Shim (KNU, Korea); Yoshiki Toba (Kyoto University, Japan); Ho Seong Hwang (KASI); Tetsuya Hashimoto (NTHU); the NEPW collaboration, et al.
The north ecliptic pole (NEP) field has been targeted long since it was surveyed by the AKARI space telescope with its unique wavelength coverage from the near- to mid-infrared (mid-IR). Many follow-up observations have been carried out and made this field one of the most frequently observed areas with a variety of facilities, accumulating abundant panchromatic data from X-ray to radio wavelengths. In this talk, we report the current status: a release of a new band-merged catalog with the multi-band photometry for 91,861 AKARI sources over the NEPW field - all available data from GALEX UV to the sub-millimeter (sub-mm) bands (e.g., Herschel/SPIRE, JCMT/SCUBA-2). Based on the deep optical survey with the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) recently done over this NEP-Wide (NEPW) field, we identified faint sources (~20,000) in the near- and mid-IR bands, which improved the photometric redshift accuracy. This catalog motivates a variety of current researches and will be more useful when we ring in the new era of the NEP region, where the recently launched (eROSITA/ART-XC) and future space missions (such as JWST, Euclid, SPHEREx, and SPICA) are planning to take deep observations.