Query : 2010A&A...518A..18T

2010A&A...518A..18T - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 518, A18-18 (2010/7-2)

The environmental dependence of galaxy properties at z = 2.


Abstract (from CDS):

We report on the environmental dependence of galaxy properties at z=2.15. We construct multi-band photometric data sets in the (proto-)cluster PKS1138-26 field and in the GOODS field. We then fit spectral energy distributions of the galaxies with model templates generated with the latest stellar population synthesis code and derive physical properties of galaxies from the fits. To quantify the environmental dependence of galaxy properties, a special care is taken of systematic errors - we use data sets that have almost the same wavelength samplings, use the same code to fit SEDs with the same set of templates, and compare relative differences between the two samples. We find that the PKS1138 galaxies have similar ages, shorter star formation time scales, lower star formation rates, and weaker dust extinction compared to the GOODS galaxies at z∼2. This trend is similar to that observed locally, suggesting that the environmental dependence of galaxy properties is already partly in place as early as z=2.15. We show that the PKS1138 galaxies assemble the bulk of their masses ∼1Gyr earlier than field galaxies, i.e., the galaxy formation depends on environment. Galaxy mergers should frequently occur during the first collapse of clusters and they might play an important role in driving the observed environmental dependence of galaxy properties at z=2.15.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: clusters: individual: PKS1138-26 - galaxies: formation - galaxies: fundamental parameters

Simbad objects: 2

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Number of rows : 2
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
1 NAME SXDSF reg 02 18 00 -05 00.0           ~ 214 1
2 MRC 1138-262 AGN 11 40 48.3 -26 29 09     22.00     ~ 276 0

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