Extremely red and dusty galaxies

P. Andreani, A. Cimatti, H. Röttgering, R. Tilanus

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Preliminary results of a project aiming at unveiling the nature of the extremely red galaxies (ERGs) 1 found in deep optical-NIR surveys are presented. Very little is known about these objects, the critical issue being whether they are old ellipticals at z > 1 or distant star-forming galaxies strongly reddened by dust extinction. We expect to shed light onto the unknown nature of these galaxies by completing our three-step project: (1) the construction of two very deep optical/NIR surveys to select ERGs, (2) subsequent VLT/NIR spectroscopy; (3) observations in the submm-mm region with SCUBA at the JCMT and with MPIfRbolo at the IRAM 30m antenna.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-272
Number of pages6
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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