Astrophys. J., 632, L13-L16 (2005/October-2)
Millimeter observations of obscured Spitzer 24 µm sources.
LUTZ D., YAN L., ARMUS L., HELOU G., TACCONI L.J., GENZEL R. and BAKER A.J.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present MAMBO 1.2 mm observations of 40 extragalactic sources from the Spitzer First Look Survey that are bright in the mid-IR (S24µm>1 mJy) but optically obscured (logνFν(24 µm)/νFν(0.7 µm)>1). We use these observations to search for cold dust emission, probing the similarity of their spectral energy distributions to star-forming IR galaxies or obscured AGNs. The sample as a whole is well detected at mean S1.2mm=0.74±0.09 mJy and S1.2mm/S24µm=0.15±0.03. Seven (three) of the sources are individually detected at >3 σ (>5 σ) levels. Mean millimeter fluxes are higher for sources with the reddest mid-IR/optical colors. Optically faint but with relatively low millimeter-to-mid-IR ratios, the typical SEDs are inconsistent with redshifted SED shapes of local star-forming IR galaxies. They also differ from SEDs of typical submillimeter-selected galaxies, with the 24 µm sources that are individually detected by MAMBO possibly representing intermediate objects. Compared to star-forming galaxies, a stronger but optically obscured mid-IR component without associated strong far-IR emission has to be included. This component may be due to luminous optically obscured AGN, which would represent a significant part of the high-redshift AGN population.
Galaxies: Active - Galaxies: Starburst - Infrared: Galaxies
Table 1: [LYA2005] NNNNN N=40 among (Nos 39-22582).
Parag. 3 : IRAS F00183-00183 is a misprint for IRAS F00183-7111
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