A complete census of Herschel-detected infrared sources within the HST Frontier Fields

T. D. Rawle, B. Altieri, E. Egami, P. G. Pérez-Gonzélez, F. Boone, B. Clement, R. J. Ivison, J. Richard, W. Rujopakarn, I. Valtchanov, G. Walth, B. J. Weiner, A. W. Blain, M. Dessauges-Zavadsky, J. P. Kneib, D. Lutz, G. Rodighiero, D. Schaerer, I. Smail

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We present a complete census of all Herschel-detected sources within the six massive lensing clusters of the HST Frontier Fields (HFF). We provide a robust legacy catalogue of 263 sources with Herschel fluxes, primarily based on imaging from the Herschel Lensing Survey and PEP/HerMES Key Programmes. We optimally combine Herschel, Spitzer and WISE infrared (IR) photometry with data from HST, VLA and ground-based observatories, identifying counterparts to gain source redshifts. For each Herschel-detected source we also present magnification factor (μ), intrinsic IR luminosity and characteristic dust temperature, providing a comprehensive view of dust-obscured star formation within the HFF. We demonstrate the utility of our catalogues through an exploratory overview of the magnified population, including more than 20 background sub-LIRGs unreachable by Herschel without the assistance gravitational lensing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1626-1645
Number of pages20
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 21 2016


  • Galaxies: star formation
  • Infrared: galaxies
  • Submillimetre: galaxies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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