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First insights into the Spitzer Wide-area Infrared Extragalactic Legacy Survey (SWIRE) galaxy populations

Lonsdale, Carol, del Polletta, Maria, Surace, Jason, Shupe, Dave, Fang, Fan, Xu, C. Kevin, Smith, Harding E., Siana, Brian, Rowan-Robinson, Michael, Babbedge, Tom, and others. (2004) First insights into the Spitzer Wide-area Infrared Extragalactic Legacy Survey (SWIRE) galaxy populations. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 154 (1). pp. 54-59. ISSN 0067-0049. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:11790)

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Abstract

We characterize the Spitzer Wide-area Infrared Extragalactic Legacy Survey (SWIRE) galaxy populations in the SWIRE validation field within the Lockman Hole, based on the 3.6 - 24 mum Spitzer data and deep U, g', r', i' optical imaging within an area similar to 1/3 deg(2) for similar to 16,000 Spitzer SWIRE sources. The entire SWIRE survey will discover over 2.3 million galaxies at 3.6 mum and almost 350,000 at 24 mum; similar to 70,000 of these will be five-band 3.6-24 mum detections. The colors cover a broad range, generally well represented by redshifted spectral energy distributions of known galaxy populations; however, significant samples of unusually blue objects in the [3.6] - [4.5] color are found, as well as many objects very red in the 3.6 - 24 mum mid-IR. Nine of these are investigated and are interpreted as star-forming systems, starbursts, and active galactic nuclei (AGNs) from z = 0.37 to 2.8, with luminosities from L-IR = 10(10.3) to 10(13.7) L-..

Item Type: Article
Additional information: 15 UNIV CHICAGO PRESS 850TB
Uncontrolled keywords: galaxies : evolution; infrared : galaxies
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Maggie Francis
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2008 16:27 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/11790 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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