High resolution near-infrared imaging of submillimeter galaxies

Paula Aguirre, Andrew J. Baker, Felipe Menanteau, Dieter Lutz, Linda J. Tacconi

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Abstract

We have obtained high-resolution F110W (∼ J) and F160W (∼ H) band observations of ten submillimeter galaxies (SMGs) with the Hubble Space Telescope's NICMOS camera, in order to resolve their rest-frame optical morphologies, determine the existence of multiple-component, merger-like configurations, and estimate their stellar masses. The selected targets have redshifts in the range 2.2≤ z ≤ 2.81 confirmed with millimeter or mid-IR spectroscopy, guaranteeing that the two bands sample the galaxies' rest-frame optical light with the Balmer break falling between them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Intriguing Life of Massive Galaxies
EditorsDaniel Thomas, Anna Pasquali, Ignacio Ferreras
Pages53-54
Number of pages2
EditionS295
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS295
Volume8
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

Keywords

  • galaxies: evolution
  • galaxies: high-redshift
  • galaxies: peculiar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science

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