Follow-up science of the SIRTF GTO Cosmological Survey Program with the GTC

A. Alonso-Herrero, G. H. Rieke, H. Dole, D. Hines, M. J. Rieke, E. Egami, C. Papovich, K. Gordon, K. Misselt, C. Engelbracht

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In this paper we describe the SIRTF/MIPS Cosmological Survey and the AGN Spectral Energy Distribution Programs. These programs are aimed at understanding the csmological evolution of star formation rate traced by the far infrared (IR) emission, to estimate the fraction of far-IR light from AGN, to resolve the far-IR background into galaxies, and to look for possible new classes of galaxies. The SIRTF photometric data alone will not be able to distinguish between AGN and powerful starbursts, based on experience from the ultraluminous IR galaxies (ULIRGs) discovered by IRAS. In addition, we will need spectroscopic confirmation of the photometric redshifts of the sources detected. In this paper we describe a few examples of possible follow-up observations with the GTC of sources detected by the SIRTF Cosmological Survey Program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-258
Number of pages2
JournalRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
StatePublished - 2003
EventScience with the GTC 10-m Telescope - Granada, Spain
Duration: Feb 5 2002Feb 8 2002


  • Infrared : galaxies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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