Query : 2016A&A...594A..74C

2016A&A...594A..74C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 594A, 74-74 (2016/10-1)

K band SINFONI spectra of two z ∼ 5 submillimeter galaxy systems: upper limits to the unobscured star formation from [O II] optical emission line searches.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present deep SINFONI K-band integral field spectra of two submillimeter galaxy systems (SMG): BR 1202-0725 and J1000+0234, at z=4.69 and 4.55, respectively. Spectra extracted for each object in the two systems do not show any signature of the [OII]λλ3726, 29Å emission-lines, placing upper flux limits of 3.9 and 2.5x10–18erg/s/cm2 for BR 1202-0725 and J1000+0234, respectively. Using the relation between the star formation rate (SFR) and the luminosity of the [OII] doublet, we estimate unobscured SFR upper limits of ∼10-15M/yr and ∼30-40M/yr for the objects of the two systems, respectively. For the SMGs, these values are at least two orders of magnitude lower than those derived from SED and IR luminosities. The differences on the SFR values would correspond to internal extinction of, at least, 3.4-4.9 and 2.1-3.6mag in the visual for BR 1202-0725 and J1000+0234 SMGs, respectively. The upper limit for the [OII]-derived SFR in one of the LAEs (Lyα2) in the BR1202-0725 system is at least one order of magnitude lower than the previous SFR derived from infrared tracers, while both estimates are in good agreement for Lyα1. The lower limits to the internal extinction in these two Lyman-alpha emitters are 0.6mag and 1.3 mag, respectively. No evidence for [OII] emission associated with Lyα1 is identified in our data, implying that residuals of the K-band sky emission lines after subtraction in medium-band imaging data could provide the adequate flux.

Abstract Copyright: © ESO, 2016

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: high-redshift - galaxies: individual: BR 1202-0725 - galaxies: individual: J1000+0234 - galaxies: starburst - galaxies: star formation

Simbad objects: 3

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Number of rows : 3
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
1 COSMOS2015 842313 EmG 10 00 54.52 +02 34 35.2   27.842       ~ 26 0
2 QSO B1202-074 QSO 12 05 23.1360370080 -07 42 32.759842896     17.5     ~ 373 5
3 ZwCl 1358+6245 ClG 13 59 54.3 +62 30 36     18.5     ~ 360 0

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