YOUNG GALAXY CANDIDATES IN THE HUBBLE FRONTIER FIELDS. I. A2744

Titulo: 
YOUNG GALAXY CANDIDATES IN THE HUBBLE FRONTIER FIELDS. I. A2744
Autores: 
Zheng, W; Shu, XW; Moustakas, J; Zitrin, A; Ford, HC; Huang, XX; Broadhurst, T; Molino, A; Diego, JM; Infante, L; Bauer, FE; Kelson, DD; Smit, R
Resumen: 
We report the discovery of 24 Lyman-break candidates at 7 less than or similar to z less than or similar to 10.5, in the Hubble Frontier Fields (HFF) imaging data of A2744 (z = 0.308), plus Spitzer/IRAC data and archival ACS data. The sample includes a triple image system with a photometric redshift of z similar or equal to 7.4. This high redshift is geometrically confirmed by our lens model corresponding to deflection angles that are 12% larger than the lower-redshift systems used to calibrate the lens model at z = 2.019. The majority of our high-redshift candidates are not expected to be multiply lensed given their locations in the image plane and the brightness of foreground galaxies, but are magnified by factors of similar to 1.3-15, so that we are seeing further down the luminosity function than comparable deep-field imaging. It is apparent that the redshift distribution of these sources does not smoothly extend over the full redshift range accessible at z < 12, but appears to break above z = 9. Nine candidates are clustered within a small region of 20 '' across, representing a potentially unprecedented concentration. Given the poor statistics, however, we must await similar constraints from the additional HFF clusters to properly examine this trend. The physical properties of our candidates are examined using the range of lens models developed for the HFF program by various groups including our own, for a better estimate of underlying systematics. Our spectral-energy-distribution fits for the brightest objects suggest stellar masses of similar or equal to 10(9) M-circle dot, star formation rates of similar or equal to 4 M-circle dot yr(-1), and a typical formation redshift of z less than or similar to 19.
Autor principal: 
Zheng, W
Autor/es del IAA: 
Molino, Alberto
DOI: 
10.1088/0004-637X/795/1/93
Revista: 
ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL
Fecha de publicación: 
2014/11/01
Volumen: 
795
Issue: 
1
Tipo de documento: 
Article
Palabras clave: 
cosmology: observations; galaxies: clusters: individual (A2744); galaxies: high-redshift; gravitational lensing: strong
Número de artículo: 
93