Marleau, F. R. and Fadda, D. and Appleton, P. N. and Noriega-Crespo, A. and Im, M. and Clancy, D. (2007) Spectroscopic Survey of 1.4 GHz and 24 μm Sources in the Spitzer First Look Survey with WIYN Hydra. Astrophysical Journal, 663 (1). pp. 218-233. ISSN 0004-637X http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20100429-113137599
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We present an optical spectroscopic survey of 24 μm and 1.4 GHz sources, detected in the Spitzer extragalactic First Look Survey (FLS), using the multifiber spectrograph, Hydra, on the WIYN telescope. We have obtained spectra for 772 sources, with flux densities above 0.15 mJy in the infrared and 0.09 mJy in the radio. The redshifts measured in this survey are mostly in the range 0 < z < 0.4, with a distribution peaking at z ~ 0.2. Detailed spectral analysis of our sources reveals that the majority are emission-line star-forming galaxies, with star formation rates in the range 0.2-200 M_☉ yr^(-1). The rates estimated from the Hα line fluxes are found to be on average consistent with those derived from the 1.4 GHz luminosities. For these star-forming systems, we find that the 24 μm and 1.4 GHz flux densities follow an infrared-radio correlation, which can be characterized by a value of q_(24) = 0.83, with a 1 σ scatter of 0.31. Our WIYN Hydra database of spectra nicely complements those obtained by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey in the region at lower redshift, as well as the MMT Hectospec survey by Papovich et al. in 2006, and brings the redshift completeness to 70% for sources brighter than 2 mJy at 24 μm. Applying the classical 1/V_(max) method, we derive new 24 μm and 1.4 GHz luminosity functions, using all known redshifts in the FLS. We find evidence for evolution in both the 1.4 GHz and 24 μm luminosity functions in the redshift range 0 < z < 1. The redshift catalog and spectra presented in this paper are available at the Spitzer FLS Web site.
|Additional Information:||© 2007 American Astronomical Society. Received 2006 November 20; accepted 2007 March 10. The authors are most grateful to F. Valdes for his assistance with using the Hydra reduction package. This work is based in part on observations made with the Spitzer Space Telescope, which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under NASA contract 1407. We wish to thank the National Optical Astronomy Observatories for generous allocation of telescope time at the WIYN telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory. The WIYN observatory is a joint facility of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Indiana University, Yale University, and the National Optical Astronomy Observatories. We thank an anonymous referee for helpful suggestions on improving the manuscript. M. I. was supported by grant R01-2005-000-10610-0 from the Basic Research Program of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation.|
|Subject Keywords:||galaxies: bulges; galaxies: evolution; galaxies: high-redshift; galaxies: spiral; galaxies: starburst; infrared: galaxies|
|Official Citation:||F. R. Marleau et al 2007 ApJ 663 218 doi: 10.1086/518114|
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|Deposited By:||Jason Perez|
|Deposited On:||29 Apr 2010 23:14|
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