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          Institute: MPI für extraterrestrische Physik     Collection: Infrared and Submillimeter Astronomy     Display Documents

ID: 5885.0, MPI für extraterrestrische Physik / Infrared and Submillimeter Astronomy
Observations of the Hubble deep field south with the Infrared space observatory - II. Associations and star formation rates
Authors:Mann, Robert G.; Oliver, Seb; Carballo, Ruth; Franceschini, Alberto; Rowan-Robinson, Michael; Heavens, Alan F.; Kontizas, Maria; Elbaz, David; Dapergolas, Anastasios; Kontizas, Evanghelos; Granato, Gian Luigi; Silva, Laura; Rigopoulou, Dimitra; Gonzalez-Serrano, J. Ignacio; Verma, Aprajita; Serjeant, Steve; Efstathiou, Andreas; van der Werf, Paul P.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2002-05
Title of Journal:Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Journal Abbrev.:Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc.
Issue / Number:3
Start Page:549
End Page:574
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:We present results from a deep mid-infrared survey of the Hubble Deep Field South (HDF-S) region performed at 6.7 and 15 mum with the ISOCAM instrument on board the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO ). We find reliable optical/near-infrared associations for 32 of the 35 sources detected in this field by Oliver et al. (Paper I): eight of them are identified as stars, one is definitely an active galactic nucleus (AGN), a second seems likely to be an AGN too, while the remaining 22 appear to be normal spiral or starburst galaxies. Using model spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of similar galaxies, we compare methods for estimating the star formation rates (SFRs) in these objects, finding that an estimator based on integrated (3-1000 mum) infrared luminosity reproduces the model SFRs best. Applying this estimator to model fits to the SEDs of our 22 spiral and starburst galaxies, we find that they are forming stars at rates of similar to1-100 M-circle dot yr(-1), with a median value of similar to40 M-circle dot yr(-1) , assuming an Einstein-de Sitter universe with a Hubble constant of 50 km s(- 1) Mpc(-1) , and star formation taking place according to a Salpeter initial mass function (IMF) across the mass range 0.1- 100 M-circle dot. We split the redshift range 0.0less than or equal toz less than or equal to0.6 into two equal-volume bins to compute raw estimates of the star formation rate density, (rho)over dot(*), contributed by these sources, assuming the same cosmology and IMF as above and computing errors based on estimated uncertainties in the SFRs of individual galaxies. We compare these results with other estimates of (rho)over dot(*) made with the same assumptions, showing them to be consistent with the results of Flores et al. from their ISO survey of the CFRS 1415+52 field. However, the relatively small volume of our survey means that our (rho)over dot(*) estimates suffer from a large sampling variance, implying that our results, by themselves, do not place tight constraints on the global mean star formation rate density.
Free Keywords:surveys; galaxies : evolution; galaxies : formation; galaxies : Seyfert; galaxies : starburst; infrared : galaxies
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für extraterrestrische Physik
External Affiliations:Univ London Imperial Coll Sci Technol & Med, Blackett Lab,; Astrophys Grp, Prince Consort Rd, London SW7 2BZ, England; Univ London Imperial Coll Sci Technol & Med, Blackett Lab, Astrophys Grp, London SW7 2BZ, England; Univ Edinburgh, Royal Observ, Astron Inst, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ, Midlothian, Scotland; Univ Sussex, Sch Chem Phys & EnvironmSci, Ctr Astron, Brighton BN1 9QJ, E Sussex, England; Univ Cantabria, Dept Matemat Aplicada & CC, E-39005 Santander, Spain; Univ Cantabria, CSIC, Inst Fis Cantabria, E-39005 Santander, Spain; Univ Padua, Dipartimento Astron, I-35122 Padua, Italy; Univ Athens, Dept Phys, GR-15783 Zografos, Greece; Ctr Etud Saclay, DSM, DAPNIA, SAp, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, France; Natl Observ Athens, Astron Inst, Athens, Greece; SISSA, Astrophys Sector, I-34013 Trieste, Italy; Max Planck Inst Extraterr Phys, D-85740 Garching, Germany; Univ Kent, Sch Phys Sci, Unit Space Sci & Astrophys, Canterbury CT2 7NZ, Kent, England; Leiden Observ, NL-2300 RA Leiden, Netherlands
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