The AKARI FU-HYU galaxy evolution program: First results from the GOODS-N field

Astronomy and Astrophysics (Impact Factor: 5.08). 03/2010; DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/200913383
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ABSTRACT 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. Comment: 19 pages, 19 figures, accepted for publication in the AKARI Special Issue of Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    ABSTRACT: We present a comparison of the SCUBA Half Degree Extragalactic Survey (SHADES) at 450, 850 and 1100 microns with deep guaranteed time 15 microns AKARI FU-HYU survey data and Spitzer guaranteed time data at 3.6-24 microns in the Lockman Hole East. The AKARI data was analysed using bespoke software based in part on the drizzling and minimum-variance matched filtering developed for SHADES, and was cross calibrated against Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) fluxes. Our stacking analyses find AKARI 15um galaxies with >~200 microJy contribute >10% of the 450 micron background, but only <4% of the 1100 micron background, suggesting that different populations contribute at mm-wavelengths. We confirm our earlier result that the ultra-deep 450 micron SCUBA-2 Cosmology Survey will be dominated by populations already detected by AKARI and Spitzer mid-infrared surveys. The superb mid-infrared wavelength coverage afforded by combining Spitzer and AKARI photometry is an excellent diagnostic of AGN contributions, and we find that (23-52)% of submm-selected galaxies have AGN bolometric fractions f_AGN>0.3. Comment: Accepted for Astronomy and Astrophysics AKARI special issue
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