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A surprising consistency between the far-infrared galaxy luminosity functions of the field and Coma

Hickinbottom, S.; Simpson, C.J.; James, P.A.; Ibar, E.; Carter, D.; Boselli, A.; Collins, C.A.; Davies, J.I.; Dunne, L.; Eales, S.; Fuller, C.; Mobasher, B.; Peletier, R.F.; Phillipps, S.; Smith, D.J.B.; Smith, R.J.; Valentijn, E.A.

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Authors

S. Hickinbottom

C.J. Simpson

P.A. James

E. Ibar

D. Carter

A. Boselli

C.A. Collins

J.I. Davies

L. Dunne

S. Eales

C. Fuller

B. Mobasher

R.F. Peletier

S. Phillipps

E.A. Valentijn



Abstract

We present new deep images of the Coma Cluster from the ESA Herschel Space Observatory at wavelengths of 70, 100 and 160 μm, covering an area of 1.75 × 1.0 square degrees encompassing the core and south-west infall region. Our data display an excess of sources at flux densities above 100 mJy compared to blank-field surveys, as expected. We use extensive optical spectroscopy of this region to identify cluster members and hence produce cluster luminosity functions in all three photometric bands. We compare our results to the local field galaxy luminosity function, and the luminosity functions from the Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey. We find consistency between the shapes of the Coma and field galaxy luminosity functions at all three wavelengths; however, we do not find the same level of agreement with that of the Virgo Cluster.

Citation

Hickinbottom, S., Simpson, C., James, P., Ibar, E., Carter, D., Boselli, A., …Valentijn, E. (2014). A surprising consistency between the far-infrared galaxy luminosity functions of the field and Coma. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 442(2), 1286-1293. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu924

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Aug 1, 2014
Deposit Date Jun 17, 2014
Publicly Available Date Jul 28, 2014
Journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Print ISSN 0035-8711
Electronic ISSN 1365-2966
Publisher Royal Astronomical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 442
Issue 2
Pages 1286-1293
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu924

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This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2014 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.







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