Astrophys. J., 705, 68-88 (2009/November-1)
A Spitzer Unbiased Ultradeep Spectroscopic Survey.
BERTINCOURT B., HELOU G., APPLETON P., OGLE P., LAGACHE G., BROOKE T., SMITH J.-D., SHETH K., DALE D., HARWIT M., PUGET J.-L. and ROUSSEL H.
Abstract (from CDS):
We carried out an unbiased, spectroscopic survey using the low-resolution module of the infrared spectrograph (IRS) onboard Spitzer targeting two 2.6 square arcminute regions in the GOODS-North field. The IRS was used in a spectral mapping mode with 5 hr of effective integration time per pixel. One region was covered between 14 and 21 µm and the other between 20 and 35 µm. We extracted spectra for 45 sources. About 84% of the sources have reported detections by GOODS at 24 µm, with a median fν(24 µm) ∼ 100 µJy. All but one source are detected in all four IRAC bands, 3.6 to 8 µm. We use a new cross-correlation technique to measure redshifts and estimate IRS spectral types; this was successful for ∼60% of the spectra. Fourteen sources show significant polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon emission, four mostly SiO absorption, eight present mixed spectral signatures (low PAH and/or SiO) and two show a single line in emission. For the remaining 17, no spectral features were detected. Redshifts range from z ∼ 0.2 to z ∼ 2.2, with a median of 1. IR luminosities are roughly estimated from 24 µm flux densities, and have median values of 2.2x1011 L☉and 7.5x1011 L☉ at z ∼ 1 and z ∼ 2, respectively. This sample has fewer active galactic nuclei than previous faint samples observed with the IRS, which we attribute to the fainter luminosities reached here.
galaxies: starburst - infrared: galaxies
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<Available at CDS (J/ApJ/705/68): table1.dat table2.dat table4.dat>
Tables 1-2: SUUSS NN (Nos 1-45).
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