Advanced search
1 file | 2.71 MB

PACS photometry of the Herschel Reference Survey : far-infrared/submillimetre colours as tracers of dust properties in nearby galaxies

Author
Organization
Abstract
We present Herschel/PACS 100 and 160 mu m integrated photometry for the 323 galaxies in the Herschel Reference Survey (HRS), a K-band, volume-limited sample of galaxies in the local Universe. Once combined with the Herschel/SPIRE observations already available, these data make the HRS the largest representative sample of nearby galaxies with homogeneous coverage across the 100-500 mu m wavelength range. In this paper, we take advantage of this unique data set to investigate the properties and shape of the far-infrared/submillimetre spectral energy distribution in nearby galaxies. We show that, in the stellar mass range covered by the HRS (8 less than or similar to log (M-*/M-circle dot) less than or similar to 12), the far-infrared/submillimetre colours are inconsistent with a single modified blackbody having the same dust emissivity index beta for all galaxies. In particular, either beta decreases or multiple temperature components are needed, when moving from metal-rich/gas-poor to metal-poor/gas-rich galaxies. We thus investigate how the dust temperature and mass obtained from a single modified blackbody depend on the assumptions made on beta. We show that, while the correlations between dust temperature, galaxy structure and star formation rate are strongly model dependent, the dust mass scaling relations are much more reliable, and variations of beta only change the strength of the observed trends.
Keywords
galaxies: ISM, galaxies: fundamental parameters, infrared: galaxies, VIRGO CLUSTER SURVEY, STAR-FORMATION, SPECTRAL INDEX, INFRARED-EMISSION, LOCAL UNIVERSE, SKY SURVEY, SUBMILLIMETER PHOTOMETRY, STARBURSTING GALAXIES, INTERSTELLAR-MEDIUM, SCALING RELATIONS

Downloads

  • Cortese et al. 2014.pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • open access
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 2.71 MB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

Chicago
Cortese, L, Jacopo Fritz, S Bianchi, A Boselli, L Ciesla, GJ Bendo, M Boquien, et al. 2014. “PACS Photometry of the Herschel Reference Survey : Far-infrared/submillimetre Colours as Tracers of Dust Properties in Nearby Galaxies.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 440 (1): 942–956.
APA
Cortese, L., Fritz, J., Bianchi, S., Boselli, A., Ciesla, L., Bendo, G., Boquien, M., et al. (2014). PACS photometry of the Herschel Reference Survey : far-infrared/submillimetre colours as tracers of dust properties in nearby galaxies. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 440(1), 942–956.
Vancouver
1.
Cortese L, Fritz J, Bianchi S, Boselli A, Ciesla L, Bendo G, et al. PACS photometry of the Herschel Reference Survey : far-infrared/submillimetre colours as tracers of dust properties in nearby galaxies. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY. 2014;440(1):942–56.
MLA
Cortese, L, Jacopo Fritz, S Bianchi, et al. “PACS Photometry of the Herschel Reference Survey : Far-infrared/submillimetre Colours as Tracers of Dust Properties in Nearby Galaxies.” MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY 440.1 (2014): 942–956. Print.
@article{5921321,
  abstract     = {We present Herschel/PACS 100 and 160 mu m integrated photometry for the 323 galaxies in the Herschel Reference Survey (HRS), a K-band, volume-limited sample of galaxies in the local Universe. Once combined with the Herschel/SPIRE observations already available, these data make the HRS the largest representative sample of nearby galaxies with homogeneous coverage across the 100-500 mu m wavelength range. In this paper, we take advantage of this unique data set to investigate the properties and shape of the far-infrared/submillimetre spectral energy distribution in nearby galaxies. We show that, in the stellar mass range covered by the HRS (8 less than or similar to log (M-*/M-circle dot) less than or similar to 12), the far-infrared/submillimetre colours are inconsistent with a single modified blackbody having the same dust emissivity index beta for all galaxies. In particular, either beta decreases or multiple temperature components are needed, when moving from metal-rich/gas-poor to metal-poor/gas-rich galaxies. We thus investigate how the dust temperature and mass obtained from a single modified blackbody depend on the assumptions made on beta. We show that, while the correlations between dust temperature, galaxy structure and star formation rate are strongly model dependent, the dust mass scaling relations are much more reliable, and variations of beta only change the strength of the observed trends.},
  author       = {Cortese, L and Fritz, Jacopo and Bianchi, S and Boselli, A and Ciesla, L and Bendo, GJ and Boquien, M and Roussel, H and Baes, Maarten and Buat, V and Clemens, M and Cooray, A and Cormier, D and Davies, JI and De Looze, Ilse and Eales, SA and Fuller, C and Hunt, LK and Madden, S and Munoz-Mateos, J and Pappalardo, C and Pierini, D and R{\'e}my-Ruyer, A and Sauvage, M and Alighieri, SD and Smith, MWL and Spinoglio, L and Vaccari, M and Vlahakis, C},
  issn         = {0035-8711},
  journal      = {MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {942--956},
  title        = {PACS photometry of the Herschel Reference Survey : far-infrared/submillimetre colours as tracers of dust properties in nearby galaxies},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu175},
  volume       = {440},
  year         = {2014},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: