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Search for sub-mm, mm and radio continuum emission from extremely red objects

Mohan, Niruj R and Cimatti, A and Rottgering, HJA and Andreani, P and Severgnini, P and Tilanus, RPJ and Carilli, CL and Stanford, SA (2002) Search for sub-mm, mm and radio continuum emission from extremely red objects. In: Astronomy & Astrophysics, 383 (2). pp. 440-449.

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We present the results of sub-mm, mm (850 mum, 450 mum and 1250 mum) and radio (1.4 and 4.8 GHz) continuum observations of a sample of 27 K-selected Extremely Red Objects, or EROs, (14 of which form a complete sample with K < 20 and I - K > 5) aimed at detecting dusty starbursts, deriving the fraction of UltraLuminous Infrared Galaxies (ULIGs) in ERO samples, and constraining their redshifts using the radio-FIR correlation. One ERO was tentatively detected at 1250 mum and two were detected at 1.4 GHz, one of which has a less secure identification as an ERO counterpart. Limits on their redshifts and their star forming properties are derived and discussed. We stacked the observations of the undetected objects at 850 mum, 1250 mum and 4.8 GHz in order to search for possible statistical emission from the ERO population as a whole, but no significant detections were derived either for the whole sample or as a function of the average NIR colours. These results strongly suggest that the dominant population of EROs with K < 20 is not comprised of ULIGs like HR 10, but is probably made of radio-quiet ellipticals and weaker starburst galaxies with L < 10(12) L . and SFR < few hundred M. yr(-1).

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Astronomy & Astrophysics
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to EDP Sciences.
Keywords: galaxies;elliptical and lenticular,cD--galaxies;general--galaxies;high-redshift--infrared: galaxies--radio continuum;galaxies--submillimeter
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Joint Astronomy Programme
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 07:29
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2011 07:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39391

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