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Title: STELLAR MASSES FROM THE CANDELS SURVEY: THE GOODS-SOUTH AND UDS FIELDS

Abstract

We present the public release of the stellar mass catalogs for the GOODS-S and UDS fields obtained using some of the deepest near-IR images available, achieved as part of the Cosmic Assembly Near-infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey project. We combine the effort from 10 different teams, who computed the stellar masses using the same photometry and the same redshifts. Each team adopted their preferred fitting code, assumptions, priors, and parameter grid. The combination of results using the same underlying stellar isochrones reduces the systematics associated with the fitting code and other choices. Thanks to the availability of different estimates, we can test the effect of some specific parameters and assumptions on the stellar mass estimate. The choice of the stellar isochrone library turns out to have the largest effect on the galaxy stellar mass estimates, resulting in the largest distributions around the median value (with a semi interquartile range larger than 0.1 dex). On the other hand, for most galaxies, the stellar mass estimates are relatively insensitive to the different parameterizations of the star formation history. The inclusion of nebular emission in the model spectra does not have a significant impact for the majority of galaxies (less than a factor ofmore » 2 for ∼80% of the sample). Nevertheless, the stellar mass for the subsample of young galaxies (age <100 Myr), especially in particular redshift ranges (e.g., 2.2 < z < 2.4, 3.2 < z < 3.6, and 5.5 < z < 6.5), can be seriously overestimated (by up to a factor of 10 for <20 Myr sources) if nebular contribution is ignored.« less

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  1. INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, via di Frascati 33, I-00040 Monte Porzio Catone, Roma (Italy)
  2. Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)
  3. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 (United States)
  4. UCO/Lick Observatory and Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States)
  5. Department of Astronomy, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 (United States)
  6. Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Postfach 1312, D-85741 Garching (Germany)
  7. Department of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, 710 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003 (United States)
  8. Center for the Exploration of the Origin of the Universe, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)
  9. National Optical Astronomy Observatories, 950 N Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States)
  10. Joint ALMA Observatory, Alonso de Cordova 3107, Vitacura, Santiago (Chile)
  11. University of Nottingham, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD (United Kingdom)
  12. Center for Galaxy Evolution, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, 4129 Frederick Reines Hall, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States)
  13. Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22522074
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal; Journal Volume: 801; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; CATALOGS; GALAXIES; IMAGES; INCLUSIONS; INFRARED SPECTRA; MASS; NEAR INFRARED RADIATION; NEBULAE; PHOTOMETRY; RED SHIFT; STAR EVOLUTION; STARS

Citation Formats

Santini, P., Fontana, A., Castellano, M., Grazian, A., Amorin, R., Ferguson, H. C., Mobasher, B., Barro, G., Finkelstein, S. L., Hsu, L. T., Salvato, M., Wuyts, S., Galametz, A., Lee, B., Lee, S.-K., Pforr, J., Wiklind, T., Almaini, O., Cooper, M. C., Weiner, B., E-mail: paola.santini@oa-roma.inaf.it, and and others. STELLAR MASSES FROM THE CANDELS SURVEY: THE GOODS-SOUTH AND UDS FIELDS. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/801/2/97.
Santini, P., Fontana, A., Castellano, M., Grazian, A., Amorin, R., Ferguson, H. C., Mobasher, B., Barro, G., Finkelstein, S. L., Hsu, L. T., Salvato, M., Wuyts, S., Galametz, A., Lee, B., Lee, S.-K., Pforr, J., Wiklind, T., Almaini, O., Cooper, M. C., Weiner, B., E-mail: paola.santini@oa-roma.inaf.it, & and others. STELLAR MASSES FROM THE CANDELS SURVEY: THE GOODS-SOUTH AND UDS FIELDS. United States. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/801/2/97.
Santini, P., Fontana, A., Castellano, M., Grazian, A., Amorin, R., Ferguson, H. C., Mobasher, B., Barro, G., Finkelstein, S. L., Hsu, L. T., Salvato, M., Wuyts, S., Galametz, A., Lee, B., Lee, S.-K., Pforr, J., Wiklind, T., Almaini, O., Cooper, M. C., Weiner, B., E-mail: paola.santini@oa-roma.inaf.it, and and others. Tue . "STELLAR MASSES FROM THE CANDELS SURVEY: THE GOODS-SOUTH AND UDS FIELDS". United States. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/801/2/97.
@article{osti_22522074,
title = {STELLAR MASSES FROM THE CANDELS SURVEY: THE GOODS-SOUTH AND UDS FIELDS},
author = {Santini, P. and Fontana, A. and Castellano, M. and Grazian, A. and Amorin, R. and Ferguson, H. C. and Mobasher, B. and Barro, G. and Finkelstein, S. L. and Hsu, L. T. and Salvato, M. and Wuyts, S. and Galametz, A. and Lee, B. and Lee, S.-K. and Pforr, J. and Wiklind, T. and Almaini, O. and Cooper, M. C. and Weiner, B., E-mail: paola.santini@oa-roma.inaf.it and and others},
abstractNote = {We present the public release of the stellar mass catalogs for the GOODS-S and UDS fields obtained using some of the deepest near-IR images available, achieved as part of the Cosmic Assembly Near-infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey project. We combine the effort from 10 different teams, who computed the stellar masses using the same photometry and the same redshifts. Each team adopted their preferred fitting code, assumptions, priors, and parameter grid. The combination of results using the same underlying stellar isochrones reduces the systematics associated with the fitting code and other choices. Thanks to the availability of different estimates, we can test the effect of some specific parameters and assumptions on the stellar mass estimate. The choice of the stellar isochrone library turns out to have the largest effect on the galaxy stellar mass estimates, resulting in the largest distributions around the median value (with a semi interquartile range larger than 0.1 dex). On the other hand, for most galaxies, the stellar mass estimates are relatively insensitive to the different parameterizations of the star formation history. The inclusion of nebular emission in the model spectra does not have a significant impact for the majority of galaxies (less than a factor of 2 for ∼80% of the sample). Nevertheless, the stellar mass for the subsample of young galaxies (age <100 Myr), especially in particular redshift ranges (e.g., 2.2 < z < 2.4, 3.2 < z < 3.6, and 5.5 < z < 6.5), can be seriously overestimated (by up to a factor of 10 for <20 Myr sources) if nebular contribution is ignored.},
doi = {10.1088/0004-637X/801/2/97},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
number = 2,
volume = 801,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 10 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Tue Mar 10 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
}