SUBMILLIMETER OBSERVATIONS of CLASH 2882 and the EVOLUTION of DUST in THIS GALAXY

Eli Dwek, Johannes Staguhn, Richard G. Arendt, Attila Kovács, Roberto Decarli, Eiichi Egami, Michał J. Michałowski, Timothy D. Rawle, Sune Toft, Fabian Walter

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Abstract

Two millimeter observations of the MACS J1149.6+2223 cluster have detected a source that was consistent with the location of the lensed MACS 1149-JD galaxy at z = 9.6. A positive identification would have rendered this galaxy as the youngest dust forming galaxy in the universe. Follow up observation with the AzTEC 1.1 mm camera and the IRAM NOrthern Extended Millimeter Array (NOEMA) at 1.3 mm have not confirmed this association. In this paper we show that the NOEMA observations associate the 2 mm source with [PCB2012] 2882,12 source number 2882 in the Cluster Lensing And Supernova survey with Hubble (CLASH) catalog of MACS J1149.6+2223. This source, hereafter referred to as CLASH 2882, is a gravitationally lensed spiral galaxy at z = 0.99. We combine the Goddard IRAM Superconducting 2-Millimeter Observer (GISMO) 2 mm and NOEMA 1.3 mm fluxes with other (rest frame) UV to far-IR observations to construct the full spectral energy distribution of this galaxy, and derive its star formation history, and stellar and interstellar dust content. The current star formation rate of the galaxy is Mo yr-1, and its dust mass is about 5 ×107 Mo, where μ is the lensing magnification factor for this source, which has a mean value of 2.7. The inferred dust mass is higher than the maximum dust mass that can be produced by core collapse supernovae and evolved AGB stars. As with many other star forming galaxies, most of the dust mass in CLASH 2882 must have been accreted in the dense phases of the interstellar medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number119
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume813
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 10 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • dust
  • extinction
  • galaxies: general
  • galaxies: individual ([PCB2012]2882)
  • infrared: galaxies
  • submillimeter: galaxies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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