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Deep MUSE observations in the HDFS. Morpho-kinematics of distant star-forming galaxies down to 108M⊙

Contini, T.; Epinat, B.; Bouché, N.; Brinchmann, J.; Boogaard, L.A.; Ventou, E.; Bacon, R.; Richard, J.; Weilbacher, P.M.; Wisotzki, L.; Krajnović, D.; Vielfaure, J.-B.; Emsellem, E.; Finley, H.; Inami, H.; Schaye, J.; Swinbank, M.; Guérou, A.; Martinsson, T.; Michel-Dansac, L.; Schroetter, I.; Shirazi, M.; Soucail, G.

Deep MUSE observations in the HDFS. Morpho-kinematics of distant star-forming galaxies down to 108M⊙ Thumbnail


T. Contini

B. Epinat

N. Bouché

J. Brinchmann

L.A. Boogaard

E. Ventou

R. Bacon

J. Richard

P.M. Weilbacher

L. Wisotzki

D. Krajnović

J.-B. Vielfaure

E. Emsellem

H. Finley

H. Inami

J. Schaye

A. Guérou

T. Martinsson

L. Michel-Dansac

I. Schroetter

M. Shirazi

G. Soucail


Aims. Whereas the evolution of gas kinematics of massive galaxies is now relatively well established up to redshift z ~ 3, little is known about the kinematics of lower mass (M⋆≤ 1010M⊙) galaxies. We use MUSE, a powerful wide-field, optical integral-field spectrograph (IFS) recently mounted on the VLT, to characterize this galaxy population at intermediate redshift. Methods. We made use of the deepest MUSE observations performed so far on the Hubble Deep Field South (HDFS). This data cube, resulting from 27 h of integration time, covers a one arcmin2 field of view at an unprecedented depth (with a 1σ emission-line surface brightness limit of 1 × 10-19 erg s-1 cm-2 arcsec-2) and a final spatial resolution of ≈0.7′′. We identified a sample of 28 resolved emission-line galaxies, extending over an area that is at least twice the seeing disk, spread over a redshift interval of 0.2

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 20, 2016
Online Publication Date Jun 10, 2016
Publication Date Jun 10, 2016
Deposit Date Mar 9, 2017
Publicly Available Date Mar 9, 2017
Journal Astronomy and astrophysics.
Print ISSN 0004-6361
Electronic ISSN 1432-0746
Publisher EDP Sciences
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 591
Article Number A49
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