UV-TO-Fir analysis of Spitzer/IRAC sources in the extended Groth strip. II. Photometric redshifts, stellar masses, and star formation rates

G. Barro, P. G. Pérez-Gonzlez, J. Gallego, M. L.N. Ashby, M. Kajisawa, S. Miyazaki, V. Villar, T. Yamada, J. Zamorano

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Abstract

Based on the ultraviolet to far-infrared photometry already compiled and presented in a companion paper (Paper I), we present a detailed spectral energy distribution (SED) analysis of nearly 80,000 IRAC 3.6 + 4.5 μm selected galaxies in the Extended Groth Strip. We estimate photometric redshifts, stellar masses, and star formation rates (SFRs) separately for each galaxy in this large sample. The catalog includes 76,936 sources with [3.6]≤ 23.75 (85% completeness level of the IRAC survey) over 0.48deg2. The typical photometric redshift accuracy is Δz/(1 + z)= 0.034, with a catastrophic outlier fraction of just 2%. We quantify the systematics introduced by the use of different stellar population synthesis libraries and initial mass functions in the calculation of stellar masses. We find systematic offsets ranging from 0.1 to 0.4dex, with a typical scatter of 0.3dex. We also provide UV- and IR-based SFRs for all sample galaxies, based on several sets of dust emission templates and SFR indicators. We evaluate the systematic differences and goodness of the different SFR estimations using the deep FIDEL 70 μm data available in the Extended Groth Strip. Typical random uncertainties of the IR-bases SFRs are a factor of two, with non-negligible systematic effects at z≳ 1.5 observed when only MIPS 24 μm data are available. All data products (SEDs, postage stamps from imaging data, and different estimations of the photometric redshifts, stellar masses, and SFRs of each galaxy) described in this and the companion paper are publicly available, and they can be accessed through our the Web interface utility Rainbow-navigator.

Original languageEnglish
Article number30
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Volume193
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 1

Keywords

  • galaxies: high-redshift
  • galaxies: photometry
  • galaxies: starburst
  • infrared: galaxies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Barro, G., Pérez-Gonzlez, P. G., Gallego, J., Ashby, M. L. N., Kajisawa, M., Miyazaki, S., Villar, V., Yamada, T., & Zamorano, J. (2011). UV-TO-Fir analysis of Spitzer/IRAC sources in the extended Groth strip. II. Photometric redshifts, stellar masses, and star formation rates. Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, 193(2), [30]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0067-0049/193/2/30