A complete census of Herschel-detected infrared sources within the HST Frontier Fields

June 2016 • 2016MNRAS.459.1626R

Authors • Rawle, T. D. • Altieri, B. • Egami, E. • Pérez-González, P. G. • Boone, F. • Clement, B. • Ivison, R. J. • Richard, J. • Rujopakarn, W. • Valtchanov, I. • Walth, G. • Weiner, B. J. • Blain, A. W. • Dessauges-Zavadsky, M. • Kneib, J. -P. • Lutz, D. • Rodighiero, G. • Schaerer, D. • Smail, I.

Abstract • We present a complete census of all Herschel-detected sources within the six massive lensing clusters of the HST Frontier Fields (HFF). We provide a robust legacy catalogue of 263 sources with Herschel fluxes, primarily based on imaging from the Herschel Lensing Survey and PEP/HerMES Key Programmes. We optimally combine Herschel, Spitzer and WISE infrared (IR) photometry with data from HST, VLA and ground-based observatories, identifying counterparts to gain source redshifts. For each Herschel-detected source we also present magnification factor (μ), intrinsic IR luminosity and characteristic dust temperature, providing a comprehensive view of dust-obscured star formation within the HFF. We demonstrate the utility of our catalogues through an exploratory overview of the magnified population, including more than 20 background sub-LIRGs unreachable by Herschel without the assistance gravitational lensing.


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Greg Walth

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