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CLASH : extreme emission-line galaxies and their implication on selection of high-redshift galaxies

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We utilize the Cluster Lensing And Supernova survey with Hubble observations of 25 clusters to search for extreme emission-line galaxies (EELGs). The selections are carried out in two central bands: F105W (Y-105) and F125W (J(125)), as the flux of the central bands could be enhanced by the presence of [O (III)] lambda lambda 4959, 5007 at redshifts of similar to 0.93-1.14 and 1.57-1.79, respectively. The multiband observations help to constrain the equivalent widths (EWs) of emission lines. Thanks to cluster lensing, we are able to identify 52 candidates down to an intrinsic limiting magnitude of 28.5 and to a rest-frame [O (III)] lambda lambda 4959, 5007 EW of similar or equal to 3700 angstrom. Our samples include a number of EELGs at lower luminosities that are missed in other surveys, and the extremely high EW can only be found in such faint galaxies. These EELGs can mimic a dropout feature similar to that of high-redshift galaxies and contaminate the color-color selection of high-redshift galaxies when the signal-to-noise ratio is limited or the band coverage is incomplete.
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STAR-FORMATION RATE, EXTRAGALACTIC LEGACY SURVEY, UV-CONTINUUM SLOPE, H-ALPHA EMITTERS, TO 7 GALAXIES, NEBULAR EMISSION, FORMING GALAXIES, CANDIDATE UDFJ-39546284, STELLAR POPULATIONS, GRISM SPECTROSCOPY, galaxies: formation, galaxies: high-redshift, galaxies: photometry

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Huang, Xingxing, Wei Zheng, Junxian Wang, Holland Ford, Doron Lemze, John Moustakas, Xinwen Shu, et al. 2015. “CLASH : Extreme Emission-line Galaxies and Their Implication on Selection of High-redshift Galaxies.” Astrophysical Journal 801 (1).
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Huang, Xingxing, Zheng, W., Wang, J., Ford, H., Lemze, D., Moustakas, J., Shu, X., et al. (2015). CLASH : extreme emission-line galaxies and their implication on selection of high-redshift galaxies. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 801(1).
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Huang X, Zheng W, Wang J, Ford H, Lemze D, Moustakas J, et al. CLASH : extreme emission-line galaxies and their implication on selection of high-redshift galaxies. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL. 2015;801(1).
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Huang, Xingxing et al. “CLASH : Extreme Emission-line Galaxies and Their Implication on Selection of High-redshift Galaxies.” ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL 801.1 (2015): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {We utilize the Cluster Lensing And Supernova survey with Hubble observations of 25 clusters to search for extreme emission-line galaxies (EELGs). The selections are carried out in two central bands: F105W (Y-105) and F125W (J(125)), as the flux of the central bands could be enhanced by the presence of [O (III)] lambda lambda 4959, 5007 at redshifts of similar to 0.93-1.14 and 1.57-1.79, respectively. The multiband observations help to constrain the equivalent widths (EWs) of emission lines. Thanks to cluster lensing, we are able to identify 52 candidates down to an intrinsic limiting magnitude of 28.5 and to a rest-frame [O (III)] lambda lambda 4959, 5007 EW of similar or equal to 3700 angstrom. Our samples include a number of EELGs at lower luminosities that are missed in other surveys, and the extremely high EW can only be found in such faint galaxies. These EELGs can mimic a dropout feature similar to that of high-redshift galaxies and contaminate the color-color selection of high-redshift galaxies when the signal-to-noise ratio is limited or the band coverage is incomplete.},
  articleno    = {12},
  author       = {Huang, Xingxing and Zheng, Wei and Wang, Junxian and Ford, Holland and Lemze, Doron and Moustakas, John and Shu, Xinwen and van der Wel, Arjen and Zitrin, Adi and Frye, Brenda L and Postman, Marc and Bartelmann, Matthias and Benitez, Narciso and Bradley, Larry and Broadhurst, Tom and Coe, Dan and Donahue, Megan and Infante, Leopoldo and Kelson, Daniel and Koekemoer, Anton and Lahav, Ofer and Medezinski, Elinor and Moustakas, Leonidas and Rosati, Piero and Seitz, Stella and Umetsu, Keiichi},
  issn         = {0004-637X},
  journal      = {ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {11},
  title        = {CLASH : extreme emission-line galaxies and their implication on selection of high-redshift galaxies},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/801/1/12},
  volume       = {801},
  year         = {2015},
}

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