Lens Models of Herschel-selected Galaxies from High-resolution Near-IR Observations (2014)
AuthorsCalanog, J.A., Fu, H., Cooray, A., Wardlow, J., Ma, B., Amber, S., Baker, A.J., Baes, M., Bock, J., Bourne, N., Bussmann, R.S., Casey, C. M., Maddox, S.J.show all
We present Keck-Adaptive Optics and Hubble Space Telescope high resolution near-infrared (IR) imaging for 500 m-bright candidate lensing systems identi ed by the Herschel Multi-tiered Extragalactic Survey (HerMES) and Herschel Astrophysical Terahertz Survey (H-ATLAS). Out of 87 candidates with near-IR imaging, 15 ( 17%) display clear near-IR lensing morphologies. We present near-IR lens models to reconstruct and recover basic rest-frame optical morphological properties of the background galaxies from 12 new systems. Sources with the largest near-IR magni cation factors also tend to be the most compact, consistent with the size bias predicted from simulations and previous lensing models for sub-millimeter galaxies. For four new sources that also have high-resolution sub-mm maps, we test for di erential lensing between the stellar and dust components and nd that the 880 m magni cation factor ( 880) is 1:5 times higher than the near-IR magni cation factor ( NIR), on average. We also nd that the stellar emission is 2 times more extended in size than dust. The rest-frame optical properties of our sample of Herschel-selected lensed SMGs are consistent with those of unlensed SMGs, which suggests that the two populations are similar.
CitationCalanog, J.A., Fu, H., Cooray, A., Wardlow, J., Ma, B., Amber, S., Baker, A.J., Baes, M., Bock, J., Bourne, N., Bussmann, R.S., Casey, C. M., Maddox, S.J., and 30 colleagues (2014) Lens Models of Herschel-selected Galaxies from High-resolution Near-IR Observations. The Astrophysical Journal, 797(2), pp. 138.
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