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The SXDF-ALMA 2-arcmin2 Deep Survey: Stacking Rest-frame Near-infrared Selected Objects

Wang, W-H., Kohno, K., Hatsukade, B., Umehata, H., Aretxaga, I., Hughes, D., Caputi, K. I., Dunlop, J. S., Ikarashi, S., Iono, D., Ivison, R. J., Lee, M., Makiya, R., Matsuda, Y., Motohara, K., Nakanish, K., Ohta, K., Tadaki, K., Tamura, Y., Kodama, T., Rujopakarn, W., Wilson, G. W., Yamaguchi, Y., Yun, M. S., Coupon, J., Hsieh, B-C. & Foucaud, S., 20-Dec-2016, In : The Astrophysical Journal. 833, 2, 9 p., 195.

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  • Wei-Hao Wang
  • Kotaro Kohno
  • Bunyo Hatsukade
  • Hideki Umehata
  • Itziar Aretxaga
  • David Hughes
  • Karina I. Caputi
  • James S. Dunlop
  • Soh Ikarashi
  • Daisuke Iono
  • Rob J. Ivison
  • Minju Lee
  • Ryu Makiya
  • Yuichi Matsuda
  • Kentaro Motohara
  • Kouichiro Nakanish
  • Kouji Ohta
  • Ken-ichi Tadaki
  • Yoichi Tamura
  • Tadayuki Kodama
  • Wiphu Rujopakarn
  • Grant W. Wilson
  • Yuki Yamaguchi
  • Min S. Yun
  • Jean Coupon
  • Bau-Ching Hsieh
  • Sébastien Foucaud
We present stacking analyses on our ALMA deep 1.1 mm imaging in the Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Survey Field using 1.6 and 3.6 μm selected galaxies in the CANDELS WFC3 catalog. We detect a stacked flux of ∼0.03–0.05 mJy, corresponding to {L}{IR}\lt {10}11 {L}ȯ and a star formation rate (SFR) of ∼ 15 {M}ȯ yr‑1 at z = 2. We find that galaxies that are brighter in the rest-frame near-infrared tend to also be brighter at 1.1 mm, and galaxies fainter than {m}3.6μ {{m}}=23 do not produce detectable 1.1 mm emission. This suggests a correlation between stellar mass and SFR, but outliers to this correlation are also observed, suggesting strongly boosted star formation or extremely large extinction. We also find tendencies that redder galaxies and galaxies at higher redshifts are brighter at 1.1 mm. Our field contains z∼ 2.5 Hα emitters and a bright single-dish source. However, we do not find evidence of bias in our results caused by the bright source. By combining the fluxes of sources detected by ALMA and fluxes of faint sources detected with stacking, we recover a 1.1 mm surface brightness of up to 20.3 ± 1.2 Jy deg‑2, comparable to the extragalactic background light measured by COBE. Based on the fractions of optically faint sources in our and previous ALMA studies and the COBE measurements, we find that approximately half of the cosmic star formation may be obscured by dust and missed by deep optical surveys. Much deeper and wider ALMA imaging is therefore needed to better constrain the obscured cosmic star formation history.
Original languageEnglish
Article number195
Number of pages9
JournalThe Astrophysical Journal
Volume833
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 20-Dec-2016

    Keywords

  • cosmic background radiation, galaxies: evolution, galaxies: high-redshift, submillimeter: galaxies, EXTRAGALACTIC BACKGROUND LIGHT, FAINT SUBMILLIMETER GALAXIES, STAR-FORMING GALAXIES, NUMBER COUNTS, LEGACY SURVEY, HIGH-REDSHIFT, SOURCE CATALOG, MU-M, FIELD, CANDELS

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