Volume 616, August 2018
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||07 September 2018|
Probing star formation and ISM properties using galaxy disk inclination
II. Testing typical FUV attenuation corrections out to z ~ 0.7⋆
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Königstuhl 17, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
2 Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 2611, Australia
3 Astronomy Centre, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
4 INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, via Gobetti 93/3, 40129 Bologna, Italy
5 Argelander-Institut für Astronomie, Auf dem Hügel 71, 53121 Bonn, Germany
Accepted: 11 May 2018
We evaluate dust-corrected far-ultraviolet (FUV) star formation rates (SFRs) for samples of star-forming galaxies at z ~ 0 and z ~ 0.7 and find significant differences between values obtained through corrections based on UV colour, from a hybrid mid-infrared (MIR) plus FUV relation, and from a radiative transfer based attenuation correction method. The performances of the attenuation correction methods are assessed by their ability to remove the dependency of the corrected SFR on inclination, as well as returning, on average, the expected population mean SFR. We find that combining MIR (rest-frame ~ 13 μm) and FUV luminosities gives the most inclination-independent SFRs and reduces the intrinsic SFR scatter of the methods we tested. However, applying the radiative transfer based method also gives corrections to the FUV SFR that are inclination independent and in agreement with the expected SFRs at both z ~ 0 and z ~ 0.7. SFR corrections based on the UV-slope perform worse than the other two methods we tested. For our local sample, the UV-slope method works on average, but does not remove inclination biases. At z ~ 0.7, we find that the UV-slope correction we used locally flattens the inclination dependence compared to the raw FUV measurements, but was not sufficient to correct for the large attenuation observed at z ~ 0.7.
Key words: galaxies: star formation / ultraviolet: galaxies / galaxies: evolution / galaxies: ISM
Tables of the computed SFRs are only available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (18.104.22.168) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/616/A157
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