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The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - I. Luminosity function

Davies, J. I. and Fadda, D. (2010) The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - I. Luminosity function. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 518 . L48. ISSN 0004-6361.

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We describe the Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey (HeViCS) and the first data obtained as part of the science demonstration phase (SDP). The data cover a central 4×4 sq deg region of the cluster. We use SPIRE and PACS photometry data to produce 100, 160, 250, 350 and 500 μm luminosity functions (LFs) for optically bright galaxies that are selected at 500 μm and detected in all bands. We compare these LFs with those previously derived using IRAS, BLAST and Herschel-ATLAS data. The Virgo cluster LFs do not have the large numbers of faint galaxies or examples of very luminous galaxies seen previously in surveys covering less dense environments.

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Additional Information:© 2010 ESO. Received 30 March 2010; Accepted 9 April 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.
Subject Keywords:dust, extinction; galaxies: evolution; galaxies: clusters: individual: Virgo
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Official Citation:The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - I. Luminosity function J. I. Davies, M. Baes, G. J. Bendo, S. Bianchi, D. J. Bomans, A. Boselli, M. Clemens, E. Corbelli, L. Cortese, A. Dariush, I. De Looze, S. di Serego Alighieri, D. Fadda, J. Fritz, D. A. Garcia-Appadoo, G. Gavazzi, C. Giovanardi, M. Grossi, T. M. Hughes, L. K. Hunt, A. P. Jones, S. Madden, D. Pierini, M. Pohlen, S. Sabatini, M. W. L. Smith, J. Verstappen, C. Vlahakis, E. M. Xilouris and S. Zibetti A&A 518 L48 (2010) DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201014571
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