AEGIS: A Panchromatic Study of IRAC-selected Extremely Red Objects with Confirmed Spectroscopic Redshifts Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We study 87 extremely red objects (EROs), selected both to have color redder than R - [3.6] = 4.0 and to have confirmed spectroscopic redshifts. Together, these two constraints result in this sample populating a fairly narrow redshift range at 0.76 < z < 1.42. The key new ingredient included here is deep Spitzer Space Telescope Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) data. Based on [3.6] - [8.0] color, we demonstrate that it is possible to classify EROs as early-type galaxies, dusty starburst galaxies, or active galactic nuclei (AGNs; power-law types). We present ultraviolet-to-mid-infrared spectral energy distributions (SEDs) and Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) images, both of which support our simple IRAC color classification. © 2007. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wilson, G., Huang, J., Fazio, G. G., Yan, R., Koekemoer, A. M., Salim, S., ... Rigopoulou, D.

citation count

  • 16

publication date

  • April 2007