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Herschel/SPIRE colors of galaxies at z>2.5

  • F.-T. Yuan (a1), V. Buat (a2), D. Burgarella (a2), L. Ciesla (a3) (a4), S. Heinis (a2) (a5), S. Shen (a1), Z.-Y. Shao (a1) and J. -L. Hou (a1)...

We compiled a sample of 57 galaxies with spectroscopically confirmed redshifts and SPIRE detections in all three bands at z = 2.5-6.4, and compared their SPIRE colors with SED templates from local and high-z libraries. We find that local calibrations are inconsistent with high-z observations. For high-z libraries, the templates with an evolution from z = 0 to 3 can describe the average colors of the observations at high redshift well. Based on the templates, we defined color cuts to divide the SPIRE color-color diagram into different regions with different mean redshifts. We tested this method and two other color cut methods using a larger sample (783 galaxies) with photometric redshifts. We find that these color cuts can separate the sample into subsamples with different mean redshifts, but the dispersion of redshifts in each subsample is considerably large. Additional information is needed for better sampling.

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Yuan F.-T., Buat V., Burgarella D., et al. 2015, A&A, 582, A90
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Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
  • ISSN: 1743-9213
  • EISSN: 1743-9221
  • URL: /core/journals/proceedings-of-the-international-astronomical-union
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