Discovery of hyperluminous infrared galaxies using spitzer and sharc-II

C. Borys, V. Barnard, C. Bian, A. W. Blain, M. J I Brown, A. Dey, C. D. Dowell, D. T. Frayer, J. Higdon, S. Higdon, B. Jannuzi, E. Le Fl'och, B. T. Soifer, T. G. Phillips

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We have used observations taken as part of the Bootes Spitzer GTO program to pre-select high redshift luminous star-forming galaxy candidates. Subsequent ground-based sub-millimeter imaging using SHARC-II at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory detected several objects, including one particularly exotic one: An extremely bright infrared galaxy with an apparent luminosity in excess of 10 13.5L . It has a spectral energy distribution similar to that of Arp 220, though appears to be at a much higher redshift. Although lensing is one possible explanation, this object has helped refine the selection method, and hints at a way to pre-select similar objects using Mid-IR silicate absorption features. galaxy evolution; galaxy formation; starburst galaxies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-276
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Space Agency - Special Publication
Issue number577
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventThe Dusty and Molecular Universe - A Prelude to Herschel and ALMA - Paris, France
Duration: 27 Oct 200429 Oct 2004

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