The authors would like to acknowledge the contribution of the other Hitchhiker team members, in particular Craig McKay, Nick Rees, Hugh Lang and Rhys Morris. Richard Ellis is thanked for constructive comments relating to data reduction, image detection and faint galaxies. We also thank Rogier Windhorst for discussions on faint galaxy clustering and the HST results. Gerry Gilmore is thanked for providing his Galactic star number counts modelling program. Some data reduction and analysis was performed using computing equipment and software provided by the Starlink project. The William Herschel Telescope is operated on the island of La Palma by the Royal Greenwich Observatory in the Spanish Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias. We thank the staff of the observatory for their help and cooperation. Finally we thank all the scheduled observers who allowed Hitchhiker to operate in parallel with their observations.
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Online publication: July 3, 1998