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Discovery of a multiply lensed submillimeter galaxy in early herMES HERSCHEL/spire data

Conley, A., Cooray, A., Vieira, J. D., González Solares, E. A., Kim, S., Aguirre, J. E., Amblard, A., Auld, Robbie Richard, Baker, A. J., Beelen, A., Blain, A., Blundell, R., Bock, J., Bradford, C. M., Bridge, C., Brisbin, D., Burgarella, D., Carpenter, J. M., Chanial, P., Chapin, E., Christopher, N., Clements, D. L., Cox, P., Djorgovski, S. G., Dowell, C. D., Eales, Stephen Anthony ORCID:, Earle, L., Ellsworth-Bowers, T. P., Farrah, D., Franceschini, A., Frayer, D., Fu, H., Gavazzi, R., Glenn, J., Griffin, Matthew Joseph ORCID:, Gurwell, M. A., Halpern, M., Ibar, E., Ivison, R. J., Jarvis, M., Kamenetzky, J., Krips, M., Levenson, L., Lupu, R., Mahabal, A., Maloney, P. D., Maraston, C., Marchetti, L., Marsden, G., Matsuhara, H., Mortier, A. M. J., Murphy, E., Naylor, B. J., Neri, R., Nguyen, H. T., Oliver, S. J., Omont, A., Page, M. J., Papageorgiou, Andreas, Pearson, C. P., Pérez-Fournon, I., Pohlen, Michael, Rangwala, N., Rawlings, J. I., Raymond, Gwenifer, Riechers, D., Rodighiero, G., Roseboom, I. G., Rowan-Robinson, M., Schulz, B., Scott, Douglas, Scott, K., Serra, P., Seymour, N., Shupe, D. L., Smith, A. J., Symeonidis, M., Tugwell, K. E., Vaccari, M., Valiante, Elisabetta, Valtchanov, I., Verma, A., Viero, M. P., Vigroux, L., Wang, L., Wiebe, D., Wright, G., Xu, C. K., Zeimann, G., Zemcov, M. and Zmuidzinas, J. 2011. Discovery of a multiply lensed submillimeter galaxy in early herMES HERSCHEL/spire data. Astrophysical Journal 732 (2) , L35. 10.1088/2041-8205/732/2/L35

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We report the discovery of a bright (f(250 μm)>400 mJy), multiply lensed submillimeter galaxy HERMES J105751.1+573027 in Herschel/SPIRE Science Demonstration Phase data from the HerMES project. Interferometric 880 μm Submillimeter Array observations resolve at least four images with a large separation of ~9''. A high-resolution adaptive optics Kp image with Keck/NIRC2 clearly shows strong lensing arcs. Follow-up spectroscopy gives a redshift of z = 2.9575, and the lensing model gives a total magnification of μ ~ 11 ± 1. The large image separation allows us to study the multi-wavelength spectral energy distribution (SED) of the lensed source unobscured by the central lensing mass. The far-IR/millimeter-wave SED is well described by a modified blackbody fit with an unusually warm dust temperature, 88 ± 3 K. We derive a lensing-corrected total IR luminosity of (1.43 ± 0.09) × 1013 L , implying a star formation rate of ~2500 M yr–1. However, models primarily developed from brighter galaxies selected at longer wavelengths are a poor fit to the full optical-to-millimeter SED. A number of other strongly lensed systems have already been discovered in early Herschel data, and many more are expected as additional data are collected.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Galaxies: high-redshift ; Galaxies: starburst ; Gravitational lensing: strong ; Submillimeter: galaxies
Publisher: American Astronomical Society
ISSN: 0004-637X
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 12:42

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