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2013MNRAS.431L..15F - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 431, L15-L19 (2013/May-1)

Large size scatter of passively evolving lensed galaxies at z ∼ 2 in CLASH.

FAN L., CHEN Y., ER X., LI J., LIN L. and KONG X.

Abstract (from CDS):

In a systematic search over 11 cluster fields from Cluster Lensing And Supernova survey with Hubble (CLASH), we identify 10 passively evolving massive galaxies at redshift z ∼ 2. We derive the stellar properties of these galaxies using Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3)/Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) multiband data, together with Spitzer IRAC observations. We also deduce the optical rest-frame effective radius of these high-redshift objects. The derived stellar masses and measured effective radii have been corrected by the lensing magnification factors, which are estimated by simply adopting the spherical NFW model for the foreground cluster lens. The observed near-IR images, obtained by HST WFC3 camera with high spatial resolution and lensed by the foreground clusters, enable us to study the structures of such systems. Nine out of ten galaxies have on average three times smaller effective radius than local early-type Galaxies (ETGs) of similar stellar masses, in agreement with previous works at redshift 1.5 < z < 2.5. Combined with literature data for z ∼ 2, we find that the mass-normalized effective radius scales with redshift as re/M0.56{sstarf}∝(1 + z)- 1.13. We confirm that their size distribution shows a large scatter: from normal size to ∼ 5 times smaller compared to local ETGs with similar stellar masses. The 1σ scatter σlog re of the size distribution is 0.22 and 0.34 at z ∼ 1.6 and z ∼ 2.1, respectively. The observed large size scatter has to be carefully taken into account in galaxy evolution model predictions.

Abstract Copyright: © 2013 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2013)

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: evolution - galaxies: formation - galaxies: high-redshift

Nomenclature: Table 1: [FCE2013] NN (Nos 1-10).

Simbad objects: 17

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