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UV-to-fir analysis of spitzer/irac sources in the extended groth strip. II. Photometric redshifts, stellar masses, and star formation rates



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Barro, Guillermo and Pérez González, Pablo Guillermo and Gallego Maestro, Jesús and Ashby, M. L. N. and Kajisawa, M. and Miyazaki, S. and Villar, V. and Yamada, T. and Zamorano Calvo, Jaime (2011) UV-to-fir analysis of spitzer/irac sources in the extended groth strip. II. Photometric redshifts, stellar masses, and star formation rates. Astrophysical journal supplement series, 193 (2). ISSN 0067-0049

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0067-0049/193/2/30


Based on the ultraviolet to far-infrared photometry already compiled and presented in a companion paper (Paper I), we present a detailed spectral energy distribution (SED) analysis of nearly 80,000 IRAC 3.6 + 4.5 μ m selected galaxies in the Extended Groth Strip. We estimate photometric redshifts, stellar masses, and star formation rates (SFRs) separately for each galaxy in this large sample. The catalog includes 76,936 sources with [3.6] ≤ 23.75 (85% completeness level of the IRAC survey) over 0.48 deg^2. The typical photometric redshift accuracy is ∆z/(1 + z) = 0.034, with a catastrophic outlier fraction of just 2%. We quantify the systematics introduced by the use of different stellar population synthesis libraries and initial mass functions in the calculation of stellar masses. We find systematic offsets ranging from 0.1 to 0.4 dex, with a typical scatter of 0.3 dex. We also provide UV- and IR-based SFRs for all sample galaxies, based on several sets of dust emission templates and SFR indicators. We evaluate the systematic differences and goodness of the different SFR estimations using the deep FIDEL 70 μ m data available in the Extended Groth Strip. Typical random uncertainties of the IR-bases SFRs are a factor of two, with non-negligible systematic effects at z ≳1.5 observed when only MIPS 24 μ m data are available. All data products (SEDs, postage stamps from imaging data, and different estimations of the photometric redshifts, stellar masses, and SFRs of each galaxy) described in this and the companion paper are publicly available, and they can be accessed through our the Web interface utility Rainbow-navigator.

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© 2011. The American Astronomical Society. We thank the referee for providing constructive comments and help in improving the contents of this paper. We thank G. Bruzual and S. Charlot for allowing us to use their models prior to publication. We acknowledge support from the Spanish Programa Nacional de Astronomía y Astrofísica under grants AYA 2006-02358 and AYA 2006-15698-C02-02. P.G.P.-G. acknowledges support from the Ramón y Cajal Program financed by the Spanish Government and the European Union. Partially funded by the Spanish MICINN under the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 Program grant CSD2006-00070: First Science with the GTC. Support was also provided by NASA through contract no. 1255094 issued by JPL/Caltech. This work is based in part on observations made with the Spitzer Space Telescope, which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech under NASA contract 1407. Observations reported here were obtained at the MMT Observatory, a joint facility of the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Arizona. GALEX is a NASA Small Explorer launched in 2003 April. We gratefully acknowledge NASA's support for construction, operation, and scientific analysis of the GALEX mission. This research has made use of the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Based in part on data collected at Subaru Telescope and obtained from the SMOKA, which is operated by the Astronomy Data Center, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Spectral energy-distributions; Lyman-break galaxies; Goods-music sample; Yale-Chile musyc; Active galactic nuclei; Deep field-south; Infrared spectroscopic survey; Distant red galaxies; K-selected galaxies; Forming galaxies
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Sciences > Physics > Astronomy
ID Code:33841
Deposited On:29 Oct 2015 16:24
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 15:05

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