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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Borys, C., Barnard, V., Bian, C., Blain, A. W., Brown, M. J. I., Dey, A., Dowell, C. D., Frayer, D. T., Higdon, J., Higdon, S., Jannuzi, B., Le Fl'och, E., Soifer, B. T., & Phillips, T. G. (2005). Discovery of hyperluminous infrared galaxies using spitzer and sharc-II. European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, (577), 275-276.