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A New Census of the 0.2<z<3.0 Universe, Part II: The Star-Forming Sequence

@inproceedings{Leja2021ANC,
  title={A New Census of the 0.2<z<3.0 Universe, Part II: The Star-Forming Sequence},
  author={Joel Leja and Joshua S. Speagle and Yuan-Sen Ting and Benjamin D. Johnson and Charlie Conroy and Katherine E. Whitaker and Erica J. Nelson and Pieter van Dokkum and Marijn Franx},
  year={2021}
}
We use the panchromatic SED-fitting code Prospector to measure the logM∗-logSFR relationship in galaxies (the ‘star-forming sequence’) across 0.2 < z < 3.0 from the deep COSMOS-2015 and 3D-HST rest-frame UV-IR photometric catalogs. We demonstrate that the chosen method of identification for star-forming galaxies introduces a systematic uncertainty in the inferred normalization and width of the star-forming sequence, peaking for massive galaxies at ∼ 0.5 dex and ∼ 0.2 dex respectively. To avoid… Expand