A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name SDP_eegami_3
Title The Herschel Lensing Survey


DOI 10.5270/esa-tzuzoid
Author egami, e.
Description For deep imaging longward of 100 um, confusion noise sets the fundamental sensitivity limits achievable with Herschel, and these limits cannot be improved by integrating longer. As a result, Herschel PACS-SPIRE images will not quite reach the depth of Spitzer 24 um, not to mention that of ALMA. This means that with the raw sensitivities of PACS and SPIRE, it will be difficult to reach the population of infrared-luminous galaxies at z>2. To penetrate through the Herschel confusion limits with the lensing power of massive galaxy clusters and to reach z>2 infrared-luminous galaxies, we propose here a deep PACS-SPIRE imaging survey of 40 lensing clusters, which have carefully been selected from the past and on-going HST-Spitzer surveys. Although both the PACS and SPIRE GT teams will conduct similar surveys, its small sample size of 10 clusters is not enough to fully achieve the great potential of such a survey since highly magnified (e.g., >5-10x) lensed galaxies are rare. By expanding the sample size by a factor of four, and by pre-selecting most spectacular sources from our on-going Spitzer 24um survey of ~100 X-ray-luminous (i.e., massive) clusters, we will detect a significant number of highly magnified infrared-luminous galaxies at z>2 with PACS and SPIRE, which will enable us to (1) resolve a large fraction of the far-infrared-submillimeter background in the PACS-SPIRE bands and (2) map out the full spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of detected galaxies from mid-infrared to submillimter. Such an extensive survey of lensing clusters will be a great legacy of Herschel, providing a large number of interesting high-redshift targets for ALMA follow-up in the future. Because of the large sample size and strong lensing power of the targeted clusters, this survey also offers a great potential for breakthrough discoveries such as the first detection of a star-forming (i.e., non-AGN) galaxy at z>>4 in the far-infrared-submillimeter.
Publication First detection of the Sunyaev Zel.dovich effect increment at λ < 650 μm . Zemcov M. et al. . Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 518, id.L16, 5 pp. . 518 . 10.1051\/0004-6361\/201014685 . 2010A&A...518L..16Z ,
The far-infrared-submillimeter properties of galaxies located behind the Bullet cluster . Rex M. et al. . Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 518, id.L13, 8 pp. . 518 . 10.1051\/0004-6361\/201014693 . 2010A&A...518L..13R ,
Mid-infrared Determination of Total Infrared Luminosity and Star Formation Rates of Local and High-redshift Galaxies . Rujopakarn W. et al. . The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 767, Issue 1, article id. 73, 15 pp. (2013). . 767 . 10.1088\/0004-637X\/767\/1\/73 . 2013ApJ...767...73R ,
Deep Herschel view of obscured star formation in the Bullet cluster . Rawle T. D. et al. . Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 518, id.L14, 5 pp. . 518 . 10.1051\/0004-6361\/201014681 . 2010A&A...518L..14R ,
The Herschel Lensing Survey (HLS): Overview . Egami E. et al. . Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 518, id.L12, 5 pp. . 518 . 10.1051\/0004-6361\/201014696 . 2010A&A...518L..12E ,
Discovery of "Warm Dust" Galaxies in Clusters at z ~ 0.3: Evidence for Stripping of Cool Dust in the Dense Environment? . Rawle T. D. et al. . The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 756, Issue 2, article id. 106, 14 pp. (2012). . 756 . 10.1088\/0004-637X\/756\/2\/106 . 2012ApJ...756..106R ,
Improving the identification of high-z Herschel sources with position priors and optical-NIR and...
Instrument PACS_PacsPhoto_largeScan, SPIRE_SpirePhoto_large
Temporal Coverage 2009-09-12T02:51:12Z/2009-10-09T08:32:45Z
Version SPG v14.2.0
Mission Description Herschel was launched on 14 May 2009! It is the fourth 'cornerstone' mission in the ESA science programme. With a 3.5 m Cassegrain telescope it is the largest space telescope ever launched. It is performing photometry and spectroscopy in approximately the 55-671 µm range, bridging the gap between earlier infrared space missions and groundbased facilities.
Creator Contact https://support.cosmos.esa.int/herschel/
Date Published 2009-11-18T05:45:50Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-11-18T05:45:50Z, SDP_eegami_3, SPG v14.2.0. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tzuzoid