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HerMES: The submillimeter spectral energy distributions of Herschel/SPIRE-detected galaxies

Schulz, B. and Blain, A. and Bock, J. and Cooray, A. and Dowell, C. D. and Levenson, L. and Lu, N. and Nguyen, H. T. and Shupe, D. L. and Xu, C. K. and Zemcov, M. (2010) HerMES: The submillimeter spectral energy distributions of Herschel/SPIRE-detected galaxies. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 518 . Art. No. L32. ISSN 0004-6361. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20101203-082006802

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Abstract

We present colours of sources detected with the Herschel/SPIRE instrument in deep extragalactic surveys of the Lockman Hole, Spitzer-FLS, and GOODS-N fields in three photometric bands at 250, 350 and 500 μm. We compare these with expectations from the literature and discuss associated uncertainties and biases in the SPIRE data. We identify a 500 μm flux limited selection of sources from the HerMES point source catalogue that appears free from neighbouring/blended sources in all three SPIRE bands. We compare the colours with redshift tracks of various contemporary models. Based on these spectral templates we show that regions corresponding to specific population types and redshifts can be identified better in colour-flux space. The redshift tracks as well as the colour-flux plots imply a majority of detected objects with redshifts at 1 < z < 3.5, somewhat depending on the group of model SEDs used. We also find that a population of sources with S_(250)/S_(350) < 0.8 at fluxes above 50 mJy as observed by SPIRE are not well represented by contemporary models and could consist of a mix of cold and lensed galaxies.


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Additional Information:© 2010 ESO. Received 31 March 2010, Accepted 13 May 2010, Published online 16 July 2010. Herschel is an ESA space observatory with science instruments provided by European-led Principal Investigator consortia and with important participation from NASA. SPIRE has been developed by a consortium of institutes led by Cardiff Univ. (UK) and including Univ. Lethbridge (Canada); NAOC (China); CEA, LAM (France); IFSI, Univ. Padua (Italy); IAC (Spain); Stockholm Observatory (Sweden); Imperial College London, RAL, UCL-MSSL, UKATC, Univ. Sussex (UK); and Caltech, JPL, NHSC, Univ. Colorado (USA). This development has been supported by national funding agencies: CSA (Canada); NAOC (China); CEA, CNES, CNRS (France); ASI (Italy); MCINN (Spain); SNSB (Sweden); STFC (UK); and NASA (USA). Support for this work was provided by NASA through an award issued by JPL, Caltech. Data presented in this paper were analyzed using The Herschel interactive processing environment (HIPE), a joint development by the Herschel Science Ground Segment Consortium, consisting of ESA, the NASA Herschel Science Center, and the HIFI, PACS and SPIRE consortia. The data presented in this paper will be released through the Herschel Database in Marseille HeDaM2. This work made substantial use of TOPCAT written by Mark Taylor3. We thank Mattia Negrello for predictions of lensed counts. Many thanks also to George Helou and an anonymous referee for helpful comments.
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National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC)UNSPECIFIED
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Subject Keywords:submillimeter: galaxies, galaxies: evolution, galaxies: high-redshift
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Official Citation:HerMES: The submillimeter spectral energy distributions of Herschel/SPIRE-detected galaxies B. Schulz, C. P. Pearson, D. L. Clements, B. Altieri, A. Amblard, V. Arumugam, R. Auld, H. Aussel, T. Babbedge, A. Blain, J. Bock, A. Boselli, V. Buat, D. Burgarella, N. Castro-Rodríguez, A. Cava, P. Chanial, A. Conley, L. Conversi, A. Cooray, C. D. Dowell, E. Dwek, S. Eales, D. Elbaz, M. Fox, A. Franceschini, W. Gear, E. Giovannoli, J. Glenn, M. Griffin, M. Halpern, E. Hatziminaoglou, E. Ibar, K. Isaak, R. J. Ivison, G. Lagache, L. Levenson, N. Lu, S. Madden, B. Maffei, G. Mainetti, L. Marchetti, G. Marsden, A. M. J. Mortier, H. T. Nguyen, B. O'Halloran, S. J. Oliver, A. Omont, M. J. Page, P. Panuzzo, A. Papageorgiou, I. Pérez-Fournon, M. Pohlen, N. Rangwala, J. I. Rawlings, G. Raymond, D. Rigopoulou, D. Rizzo, I. G. Roseboom, M. Rowan-Robinson, M. Sánchez Portal, D. Scott, N. Seymour, D. L. Shupe, A. J. Smith, J. A. Stevens, M. Symeonidis, M. Trichas, K. E. Tugwell, M. Vaccari, E. Valiante, I. Valtchanov, L. Vigroux, L. Wang, R. Ward, G. Wright, C. K. Xu and M. Zemcov A&A 518 L32 (2010) DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201014673
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