The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey

J.I. Davies, M. Baes, G.J. Bendo, S. Bianchi, D.J. Bomans, A. Boselli, M. Clemens, E. Corbelli, Luca Cortese, A. Dariush, I. De Looze, S. Di Serego Alighieri, D. Fadda, J. Fritz, D.A. Garcia-Appadoo, G. Gavazzi, C. Giovanardi, M. Grossi, T.M. Hughes, L.K. HuntA.P. Jones, S. Madden, D. Pierini, M. Pohlen, S. Sabatini, M.W.L. Smith, J. Verstappen, C. Vlahakis, E.M. Xilouris, S. Zibetti

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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 μ m luminosity functions (LFs) for optically bright galaxies that are selected at 500 μ m 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. © 2010 ESO.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4
    JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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