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The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey. I. Luminosity function [Letter]

Davies, Jonathan Ivor, Baes, Maarten, Bendo, George J., Bianchi, S., Bomans, D. J., Boselli, A., Clemens, M., Corbelli, E., Cortese, Luca, Dariush, Aliakbar, De Looze, I., di Serego Alighieri, S., Fadda, D., Fritz, J., Garcia-Appadoo, D. A., Gavazzi, G., Giovanardi, C., Grossi, M., Hughes, Thomas Marcus, Hunt, L. K., Jones, A. P., Madden, S., Pierini, D., Pohlen, Michael, Sabatini, S., Smith, Matthew William L., Verstappen, J., Vlahakis, C., Xilouris, E. M. and Zibetti, S. 2010. The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey. I. Luminosity function [Letter]. Astronomy and Astrophysics 518 , L48. 10.1051/0004-6361/201014571

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We describe the Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey (HeViCS) and the first data obtained as part of the science demonstration phase (SDP). The data cover a central 4×4 sq deg region of the cluster. We use SPIRE and PACS photometry data to produce 100, 160, 250, 350 and 500 μm luminosity functions (LFs) for optically bright galaxies that are selected at 500 μm and detected in all bands. We compare these LFs with those previously derived using IRAS, BLAST and Herschel-ATLAS data. The Virgo cluster LFs do not have the large numbers of faint galaxies or examples of very luminous galaxies seen previously in surveys covering less dense environments.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: dust, extinction; galaxies: evolution; galaxies: clusters: individual: Virgo
Additional Information: Letter to the editor
Publisher: EDP Sciences
ISSN: 0004-6361
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 23:27

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