The HerMES SPIRE submillimeter local luminosity function

M. Vaccari, L. Marchetti, A. Franceschini, B. Altieri, A. Amblard, V. Arumugam, R. Auld, H. Aussel, T. Babbedge, A. Blain, J. Bock, A. Boselli, V. Buat, D. Burgarella, N. Castro-Rodríguez, A. Cava, P. Chanial, D.L. Clements, A. Conley, L. ConversiA. Cooray, C.D. Dowell, E. Dwek, S. Dye, S. Eales, D. Elbaz, D. Farrah, M. Fox, W. Gear, J. Glenn, E.A. González Solares, M. Griffin, M. Halpern, E. Hatziminaoglou, J. Huang, E. Ibar, K. Isaak, R.J. Ivison, G. Lagache, L. Levenson, N. Lu, S. Madden, B. Maffei, G. Mainetti, A.M.J. Mortier, H.T. Nguyen, B. O'Halloran, S.J. Oliver, A. Omont, M.J. Page, P. Panuzzo, A. Papageorgiou, C.P. Pearson, I. Pérez-Fournon, M. Pohlen, J.I. Rawlings, G. Raymond, D. Rigopoulou, D. Rizzo, G. Rodighiero, I.G. Roseboom, M. Rowan-Robinson, M. Sánchez Portal, B. Schulz, D. Scott, N. Seymour, D.L. Shupe, A.J. Smith, Jason Stevens, M. Symeonidis, M. Trichas, K.E. Tugwell, E. Valiante, I. Valtchanov, L. Vigroux, L. Wang, R. Ward, G. Wright, C.K. Xu, M. Zemcov

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Abstract

Local luminosity functions are fundamental benchmarks for high-redshift galaxy formation and evolution studies as well as for models describing these processes. Determining the local luminosity function in the submillimeter range can help to better constrain in particular the bolometric luminosity density in the local Universe, and Herschel offers the first opportunity to do so in an unbiased way by imaging large sky areas at several submillimeter wavelengths. We present the first Herschel measurement of the submillimeter 0 < z < 0.2 local luminosity function and infrared bolometric (8–1000 μm) local luminosity density based on SPIRE data from the HerMES Herschel key program over 14.7 deg2

Original languageEnglish
Article numberL20
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Volume518
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010

Keywords

  • galaxies: luminosity function, mass functions, galaxies: evolution, galaxies: statistics, submillimeter: galaxies

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