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Name SDP_seales01_4
Title The Herschel Reference Survey


DOI 10.5270/esa-3crzmcm
Author eales, s.
Description Despite IRAS, ISO and Spitzer, there is still much we do know about dust in galaxies, partly because of sensitivity limitations and partly because previous telescopes were insensitive to dust colder than about 15 K. Our knowledge is especially poor for ellipticals which have barely been detected by previous telescopes. As part of the SPIRE GT programme, we propose to obtain images at 250, 350 and 520 microns of a sample of 323 galaxies selected to be useful both for studying the dust in individual galaxies and for drawing statistical conclusions about the role of dust in galaxies in general. The Herschel Reference Survey will be the first survey sensitive to all the dust in galaxies and which will detect dust in galaxies of all Hubble types. Apart from its legacy value, we intend to use the survey for the following projects: 1) We will make a comprehensive study of dust along the Hubble sequence, investigating how the dust mass varies with Hubble type. mass of stars, current star formation rate, past star formation rate, and the masses of molecular and atomic gas. 2) We will investigate within individual galaxies the connections between the star formation rate and the different phases of the ISM, from the nucleus to the HI outside the optical disk. 3) We will investigate how the mass and distribution of dust depend on a galaxy.s environment. 4) We will investigate whether there is an intergalactic dust cycle by looking for dusty halos, dusty superwinds and tidally-stripped dust around galaxies. 5) We will investigate the origin of dust in ellipticals, and the evolution of the galaxies themselves, by looking for dust disks and dust shells and by looking for correlations between the mass and distribution of the dust and the other properties of the galaxy. 6) We will measure the local luminosity and dust-mass functions, which will be necessary to interpret the results of the deep surveys, another part o...
Publication The new galaxy evolution paradigm revealed by the Herschel surveys . Eales Stephen et al. . Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 473, Issue 3, p.3507-3524 . 473 . 10.1093\/mnras\/stx2548 . 2018MNRAS.473.3507E ,
Far-infrared and dust properties of present-day galaxies in the EAGLE simulations . Camps Peter et al. . Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 462, Issue 1, p.1057-1075 . 462 . 10.1093\/mnras\/stw1735 . 2016MNRAS.462.1057C ,
Using dust, gas and stellar mass-selected samples to probe dust sources and sinks in low-metallicity galaxies . De Vis P. et al. . Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 471, Issue 2, p.1743-1765 . 471 . 10.1093\/mnras\/stx981 . 2017MNRAS.471.1743D ,
Submillimetre photometry of 323 nearby galaxies from the Herschel Reference Survey . Ciesla L. et al. . Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 543, id.A161, 95 pp. . 543 . 10.1051\/0004-6361\/201219216 . 2012A&A...543A.161C ,
Far-reaching dust distribution in galaxy discs . Smith Matthew W. L. et al. . Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 462, Issue 1, p.331-344 . 462 . 10.1093\/mnras\/stw1611 . 2016MNRAS.462..331S ,
The dust scaling relations of the Herschel Reference Survey . Cortese L. et al. . Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 540, id.A52, 17 pp. . 540 . 10.1051\/0004-6361\/201118499 . 2012A&A...540A..52C ,
DustPedia: the relationships between stars, gas, and dust for galaxies residing in different environments . D...
Instrument SPIRE_SpirePhoto_large
Temporal Coverage 2009-10-06T21:23:14Z/2009-11-30T03:30:13Z
Version SPG v14.1.0
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 2010-11-30T01:49:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-11-30T01:49:00Z, SDP_seales01_4, SPG v14.1.0. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3crzmcm