Volume 514, May 2010
Science with AKARI
|Number of page(s)||18|
|Published online||03 May 2010|
The AKARI FU-HYU galaxy evolution program: first results from the GOODS-N field
Space Science and Technology Department, CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX, UK e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Department of Physics, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1B1, Canada
3 Astrophysics Group, Department of Physics, The Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK
4 Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Yoshinodai 3-1-1, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229 8510, Japan
5 KASI, 61-1, Whaam-dong, Yuseong-gu, Deajeon 305-348, South Korea
6 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Shillim-Dong, Kwanak-Gu, Seoul 151-742, Korea
Accepted: 9 February 2010
The AKARI FU-HYU mission program carried out mid-infrared imaging of several well studied Spitzer fields preferentially selecting fields already rich in multi-wavelength data from radio to X-ray wavelengths filling in the wavelength desert between the Spitzer IRAC and MIPS bands. We present the initial results for the FU-HYU survey in the GOODS-N field. We utilize the supreme multiwavelength coverage in the GOODS-N field to produce a multiwavelength catalogue from infrared to ultraviolet wavelengths, containing more than 4393 sources, including photometric redshifts. Using the FU-HYU catalogue we present colour-colour diagrams that map the passage of PAH features through our observation bands. We find that the longer mid-infrared bands from AKARI (IRC-L18W 18 micron band) and Spitzer (MIPS24 24 micron band) provide an accurate measure of the total MIR emission of the sources and therefore their probable total mid-infrared luminosity. We also find that colours incorporating the AKARI IRC-S11 11 micron band produce a bimodal distribution where an excess at 11 microns preferentially selects moderate redshift star-forming galaxies. These powerful colour-colour diagnostics are further used as tools to extract anomalous colour populations, in particular a population of Silicate Break galaxies from the GOODS-N field showing that dusty starbursts can be selected of specific redshift ranges (z = 1.2–1.6) by mid-infrared drop-out techniques. The FU-HYU catalogue will be made publically available to the astronomical community.
Key words: methods: observational / catalogs / surveys / galaxies: evolution / infrared: galaxies
© ESO, 2010
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