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Extinction and nebular line properties of a Herschel-selected lensed dusty starburst at z=1.027

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We present Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) imaging and grism spectroscopy observations of the Herschel-selected gravitationally lensed starburst galaxy HATLASJ1429-0028. The lensing system consists of an edge-on foreground disk galaxy at z = 0.218 with a nearly complete Einstein ring of the infrared luminous galaxy at z = 1.027. The WFC3 spectroscopy with G102 and G141 grisms, covering the wavelength range of 0.8-1.7 mu m, resulted in detections of H alpha + [NII], H beta, [SII], and [OIII] for the background galaxy from which we measure line fluxes and ratios. The Balmer line ratio H alpha/H beta of 7.5 +/- 4.4, when corrected for [NII], results in an extinction for the starburst galaxy of E(B-V)= 0.8 +/- 0.5. The H alpha-based star formation rate (SFR), when corrected for extinction, is 60 +/- 50 M-circle dot yr-1, lower than the instantaneous SFR of 390 +/- 90 M-circle dot yr-1 from the total IR luminosity. We also compare the nebular line ratios of HATLASJ1429-0028 with other star-forming and submillimeter bright galaxies. The nebular line ratios are consistent with an intrinsic ultra-luminous infrared galaxy with no evidence for excitation by an active galactic nucleus (AGN). We estimate the metallicity, 12 + log(O/H), of HATLASJ1429-0028 to be 8.49 +/- 0.16. Such a low value is below the average relation for stellar mass versus metallicity of galaxies at z similar to 1 for a galaxy with a stellar mass of similar to 2x10(11) M-circle dot. The combination of high stellar mass, the lack of AGN indicators, low metallicity, and the high SFR of HATLASJ1429-0028 suggest that this galaxy is currently undergoing a rapid formation.
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EXTRACTION, SOFTWARE, METALLICITY, SPECTROSCOPY, MASS, galaxies: evolution, infrared: galaxies, submillimeter: galaxies, STAR-FORMING GALAXIES, SUBMILLIMETER GALAXIES, HIGH-REDSHIFT, THAN 1.5, SPECTRA, cosmology: observations

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Timmons, Nicholas, Asantha Cooray, Hooshang Nayyeri, Caitlin Casey, Jai Calanog, Brian Ma, Hugo Messias, et al. 2015. “Extinction and Nebular Line Properties of a Herschel-selected Lensed Dusty Starburst at Z=1.027.” Astrophysical Journal 805 (2).
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Timmons, N., Cooray, A., Nayyeri, H., Casey, C., Calanog, J., Ma, B., Messias, H., et al. (2015). Extinction and nebular line properties of a Herschel-selected lensed dusty starburst at z=1.027. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 805(2).
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Timmons N, Cooray A, Nayyeri H, Casey C, Calanog J, Ma B, et al. Extinction and nebular line properties of a Herschel-selected lensed dusty starburst at z=1.027. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL. 2015;805(2).
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Timmons, Nicholas, Asantha Cooray, Hooshang Nayyeri, et al. “Extinction and Nebular Line Properties of a Herschel-selected Lensed Dusty Starburst at Z=1.027.” ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL 805.2 (2015): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {We present Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) imaging and grism spectroscopy observations of the Herschel-selected gravitationally lensed starburst galaxy HATLASJ1429-0028. The lensing system consists of an edge-on foreground disk galaxy at z = 0.218 with a nearly complete Einstein ring of the infrared luminous galaxy at z = 1.027. The WFC3 spectroscopy with G102 and G141 grisms, covering the wavelength range of 0.8-1.7 mu m, resulted in detections of H alpha + [NII], H beta, [SII], and [OIII] for the background galaxy from which we measure line fluxes and ratios. The Balmer line ratio H alpha/H beta of 7.5 +/- 4.4, when corrected for [NII], results in an extinction for the starburst galaxy of E(B-V)= 0.8 +/- 0.5. The H alpha-based star formation rate (SFR), when corrected for extinction, is 60 +/- 50 M-circle dot yr-1, lower than the instantaneous SFR of 390 +/- 90 M-circle dot yr-1 from the total IR luminosity. We also compare the nebular line ratios of HATLASJ1429-0028 with other star-forming and submillimeter bright galaxies. The nebular line ratios are consistent with an intrinsic ultra-luminous infrared galaxy with no evidence for excitation by an active galactic nucleus (AGN). We estimate the metallicity, 12 + log(O/H), of HATLASJ1429-0028 to be 8.49 +/- 0.16. Such a low value is below the average relation for stellar mass versus metallicity of galaxies at z similar to 1 for a galaxy with a stellar mass of similar to 2x10(11) M-circle dot. The combination of high stellar mass, the lack of AGN indicators, low metallicity, and the high SFR of HATLASJ1429-0028 suggest that this galaxy is currently undergoing a rapid formation.},
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  author       = {Timmons, Nicholas and Cooray, Asantha and Nayyeri, Hooshang and Casey, Caitlin and Calanog, Jai and Ma, Brian and Messias, Hugo and Baes, Maarten and Bussmann, R Shane and Dunne, Loretta and Dye, Simon and Eales, Steve and Fu, Hai and Ivison, RJ and Maddox, Steve and Micha\unmatched{0142}owski, Micha\unmatched{0142} J and Oteo, I and Riechers, Dominik A and Valiante, Elisabetta and Wardlow, Julie},
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  journal      = {ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL},
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  title        = {Extinction and nebular line properties of a Herschel-selected lensed dusty starburst at z=1.027},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/805/2/140},
  volume       = {805},
  year         = {2015},
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