Galaxy Evolution Explorer ultraviolet spectroscopy and deep imaging of luminous infrared galaxies in the European Large-Area ISO Survey S1 field



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Gil de Paz, Armando and otros, ... (2005) Galaxy Evolution Explorer ultraviolet spectroscopy and deep imaging of luminous infrared galaxies in the European Large-Area ISO Survey S1 field. Astrophysical journal, 619 (1). L63-L66. ISSN 0004-637X

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The European Large-Area ISO Survey (ELAIS) S1 field was observed by the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) in both its Wide Spectroscopic and Deep Imaging Survey modes. This field was previously observed by the Infrared Space Observatory, and we made use of the catalog of multiwavelength data published by the ELAIS consortium to select galaxies common to the two samples. Among the 959 objects with GALEX spectroscopy, 88 are present in the ELAIS catalog and 19 are galaxies with an optical spectroscopic redshift. The distribution of redshifts covers the range 0 < z < 1.6. The selected galaxies have bolometric IR luminosities 10 < log L_IR < 13 (deduced from the 15 μm flux using ISOCAM), which means that we cover a wide range of galaxies from normal to ultraluminous IR galaxies. The mean (σ) UV luminosity (not corrected for extinction) amounts to log λL_1530 = 9.8(0.6) L_☉ for the low-z (z ≤ 0.35) sample. The UV slope β (assuming f_λ ∝ λ^β) correlates with the GALEX FUV - NUV color if the sample is restricted to galaxies below z < 0.1. Taking advantage of the UV and IR data, we estimate the dust attenuation from the IR/UV ratio and compare it to the UV slope β. We find that it is not possible to uniquely estimate the dust attenuation from β for our sample of galaxies. These galaxies are highly extinguished with a median value A_FUV = 2.7 ± 0.8. Once the dust correction is applied, the UV- and IR-based star formation rates correlate. For the closest galaxy with the best quality spectrum, we see a feature consistent with being produced by a bump near 220 nm in the attenuation curve.

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© 2005. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Artículo firmado por 26 autores. GALEX is a NASA Small Explorer, launched in 2003 April. We gratefully acknowledge NASA’s support for construction, operation, and science analysis for the GALEX mission, developed in cooperation with the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales of France and the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology. We also thank the French Programme National Galaxies and the Programme National Cosmologie for their financial support.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Star-formation; Starburst galaxies; Dust; Density
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Sciences > Physics > Astronomy
ID Code:35995
Deposited On:29 Feb 2016 15:23
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 15:05

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