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The statistical properties of 28 IR-bright dust-obscured galaxies and SED modelling using CIGALE

Abstract : The aim of this study is to characterize the physical and statistical properties of a sample of infrared-bright dust-obscured galaxies (DOGs) by fitting their spectral energy distributions (SEDs). We examined 28 DOGs at redshifts 0.47 ≤ z ≤ 1.63 discovered by combining images of the Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) survey, the VISTA Kilo-degree Infrared Galaxy (VIKING) survey, and the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) all-sky survey, and detected at Herschel Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE) bands. We have detected a significant active galactic nucleus (AGN) contribution to the mid-infrared luminosity for $71\%$ of DOGs. Our DOGs contain several types of AGNs; the majority of AGN emission originates from Type 2 AGNs. Our DOG sample shows very high values of stellar mass [log (M*/M${}_\odot $) = 11.49 ± 1.61] compared with other samples of DOGs selected at infrared wavelengths. Our study is promising to identify a new type of DOGs called "overweight" DOGs (ODOGs). ODOGs may indicate the end of the DOG phase, and then they become visible quasars. Principal component (PC) analysis is applied to reduce the number of dimensions of our sample, removing the dependency on the observed variables. There are two significant PCs describing $72.7\%$ of the total variance. The first PC strongly correlates with redshift, dust luminosity, dust mass, and stellar mass, while far-ultraviolet (FUV) attenuation strongly correlates with the second PC, which is orthogonal to the first one. The partial correlation between the resulted physical parameters is tested, supporting the reliability of the correlations.
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Nofoz Suleiman, Akatoki Noboriguchi, Yoshiki Toba, Lajos G. Balázs, Denis Burgarella, et al.. The statistical properties of 28 IR-bright dust-obscured galaxies and SED modelling using CIGALE. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, 2022, ⟨10.1093/pasj/psac061⟩. ⟨insu-03780749⟩



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