Herschel-ATLAS/GAMA: Spatial clustering of low-redshift submm galaxies

E. Van Kampen, D.J.B. Smith, S. Maddox, A.M. Hopkins, I. Valtchanov, J.A. Peacock, M.J. Michałowski, P. Norberg, S. Eales, L. Dunne, J. Liske, M. Baes, D. Scott, E. Rigby, A. Robotham, P. Van Der Werf, E. Ibar, M.J. Jarvis, J. Loveday, R. AuldI.K. Baldry, S. Bamford, E. Cameron, S. Croom, S. Buttiglione, A. Cava, A. Cooray, Simon Driver, J.S. Dunlop, A. Dariush, J. Fritz, R.J. Ivison, E. Pascale, M. Pohlen, G. Rodighiero, P. Temi, D.G. Bonfield, D. Hill, D.H. Jones, L. Kelvin, H. Parkinson, M. Prescott, R. Sharp, G. De Zotti, S. Serjeant, C.C. Popescu, R.J. Tuffs

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    We have measured the clustering properties of low-redshift (z < 0.3) submm galaxies detected at 250 μm in the Herschel-ATLAS science demonstration phase field. We selected a sample for which we have high-quality spectroscopic redshifts, obtained from reliably matching the 250-μm sources to a complete (for r < 19.4) sample of galaxies from the GAMA data base. Both the angular and spatial clustering strength are measured for all z < 0.3 sources as well as for five redshift slices with thickness Δz = 0.05 in the range 0.05 < z < 0.3. Our measured spatial clustering length r0 is comparable to that of optically selected, moderately star-forming (blue) galaxies: we find values around 5 Mpc. One of the redshift bins contains an interesting structure, at z = 0.164.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3455-3463
    JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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