An empirical approach to the extragalactic background light from AEGIS galaxy SED-type fractions

Дата и время публикации : 2011-11-18T17:28:10Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Alberto Domínguez (UC Santa Cruz & UC Riverside)

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Коментарии к cтатье: Contributed talk at the IAU 284 SED2011 Symposium, Preston, UK, September 5-9, 2011; 4 pages, 1 figure. Online material available at
Первичная категория: astro-ph.CO

Все категории : astro-ph.CO

Краткий обзор статьи: The extragalactic background light (EBL) is of fundamental importance both for understanding the entire process of galaxy evolution and for gamma-ray astronomy. However, the overall spectrum of the EBL between 0.1 and 1000 microns has never been determined directly neither from observed luminosity functions (LFs), over a wide redshift range, nor from any multiwavelength observation of galaxy spectral energy distributions (SEDs). The evolving, overall spectrum of the EBL is derived here utilizing a novel method based on observations only. It is emphasized that the local EBL seems already well constrained from the UV up to the mid-IR. Since different independent methodologies such as direct measurement, galaxy counts, gamma-ray attenuation and realistic EBL modelings point towards the same EBL intensity level. A relevant contribution from Pop III stars to the local EBL seems unlikely.

Category: Physics