SPITZERINFRARED SPECTROMETER 16 μm OBSERVATIONS OF THE GOODS FIELDS

Harry I. Teplitz, Ranga Chary, David Elbaz, Mark Dickinson, Carrie Bridge, James Colbert, Emeric Le Floc'h, David T. Frayer, Justin H. Howell, David C. Koo, Casey Papovich, Andrew Phillips (+4 others)
2010 Astronomical Journal  
We present Spitzer 16 micron imaging of the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS) fields. We survey 150 square arcminutes in each of the two GOODS fields (North and South), to an average 3 sigma depth of 40 and 65 micro-Jy respectively. We detect about 1300 sources in both fields combined. We validate the photometry using the 3-24 micron spectral energy distribution of stars in the fields compared to Spitzer spectroscopic templates. Comparison with ISOCAM and AKARI observations in the
more » ... observations in the same fields show reasonable agreement, though the uncertainties are large. We provide a catalog of photometry, with sources cross correlated with available Spitzer, Chandra, and HST data. Galaxy number counts show good agreement with previous results from ISOCAM and AKARI, with improved uncertainties. We examine the 16 to 24 micron flux ratio and find that for most sources it lies within the expected locus for starbursts and infrared luminous galaxies. A color cut of S_{16}/S_{24}>1.4 selects mostly sources which lie at 1.1<z<1.6, where the 24 micron passband contains both the redshifted 9.7 micron silicate absorption and the minimum between PAH emission peaks. We measure the integrated galaxy light of 16 micron sources, and find a lower limit on the galaxy contribution to the extragalactic background light at this wavelength to be 2.2\pm 0.2$ nW m^{-2} sr^{-1}.
doi:10.1088/0004-6256/141/1/1 fatcat:f3ygsd5psbapndtun4racxacj4