Spitzer observations of the SCUBA/VLA sources in the Lockman Hole: Star formation history of infrared-luminous galaxies

E. Egami, H. Dole, J. S. Huang, P. Pérez-Gonzalez, E. Le Floc'h, C. Papovich, P. Barmby, R. J. Ivison, S. Serjeant, A. Mortier, D. T. Frayer, D. Rigopoulou, G. Lagache, G. H. Rieke, S. P. Willner, A. Alonso-Herrero, L. Bai, C. W. Engelbracht, G. G. Fazio, K. D. GordonD. C. Hines, K. A. Misselt, S. Miyazaki, J. E. Morrison, M. J. Rieke, J. R. Rigby, G. Wilson

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Abstract

We present Spitzer Space Telescope imaging observations at 3.6, 4.5, 5.8, 8.0, and 24 μm of the SCUBA submillimeter sources and μJy VLA radio sources in a 5′ x 5′ area in the Lockman Hole East region. Out of the ∼40 SCUBA/VLA sources in the field, Spitzer counterparts were detected for nearly all except for the few low-weight SCUBA detections. We show that the majority (80%-90%) of the detected sources are cold (i.e., starburst-like) infrared-luminous galaxies (L IR > 10 11 L ) at redshift 0.5 < z < 3.5, whose star-formation rate density (SFRD) is comparable to that of the optically selected star-forming galaxies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-136
Number of pages7
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Volume154
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2004

Keywords

  • Cosmology: observations
  • Galaxies: evolution
  • Galaxies: high-redshift
  • Infrared: galaxies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Egami, E., Dole, H., Huang, J. S., Pérez-Gonzalez, P., Le Floc'h, E., Papovich, C., Barmby, P., Ivison, R. J., Serjeant, S., Mortier, A., Frayer, D. T., Rigopoulou, D., Lagache, G., Rieke, G. H., Willner, S. P., Alonso-Herrero, A., Bai, L., Engelbracht, C. W., Fazio, G. G., ... Wilson, G. (2004). Spitzer observations of the SCUBA/VLA sources in the Lockman Hole: Star formation history of infrared-luminous galaxies. Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, 154(1), 130-136. https://doi.org/10.1086/423322