Upon its completion the Herschel ATLAS (H-ATLAS) will be the largest submillimetre survey to date, detecting close to half-a-million sources. It will only be possible to measure spectroscopic redshifts for a small fraction of these sources. However, if the rest-frame spectral energy distribution (SED) of a typical H-ATLAS source is known, this SED and the observed Herschel fluxes can be used to estimate the redshifts of the H-ATLAS sources without spectroscopic redshifts. In this paper, we use a subset of 40 H-ATLAS sources with previously measured redshifts in the range 0.5 < z < 4.2 to derive a suitable average template for high redshift H-ATLAS sources. We find that a template with two dust components (Tc = 23.9 K, Th = 46.9 K and ratio of mass of cold dust to mass of warm dust of 30.1) provides a good fit to the rest-frame fluxes of the sources in our calibration sample. We use a jackknife technique to estimate the accuracy of the redshifts estimated with this template, finding a root mean square of Delta z/(1 + z) = 0.26. For sources for which there is prior information that they lie at z > 1 we estimate that the rms of Delta z/(1 + z) = 0.12. We have used this template to estimate the redshift distribution for the sources detected in the H-ATLAS equatorial fields, finding a bimodal distribution with a mean redshift of 1.2, 1.9 and 2.5 for 250, 350 and 500 μm selected sources respectively.
|Titolo:||Herschel-ATLAS: Estimating Redshifts of Herschel Sources from sub-mm Fluxes|
|Autori:||Pearson E A; Eales S; Dunne L; Gonzalez-Nuevo J; Maddox S; Aguirre J E; Baes M; Baker A; Bourne N; Bradford C M; Clark; C J R; Cooray A; Dariush A; De Zotti G; Dye S; Frayer D; Gomez H L; Harris A I; Hopwood R; Ibar E; Ivison R J; Jarvis M; Krips M; Lapi A; Lupu R E; Michalowski M J; Rosenman M; Scott D; Valiante E; Valtchanov I; van der Werf P; Vieira J.D.|
|Rivista:||MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1093/mnras/stt1369|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|