Dust Absorption and the Ultraviolet Luminosity Density at z ≈ 3 as Calibrated by Local Starburst Galaxies*

@article{Meurer1999DustAA,
  title={Dust Absorption and the Ultraviolet Luminosity Density at z ≈ 3 as Calibrated by Local Starburst Galaxies*},
  author={Gerhardt R Meurer and Timothy M. Heckman and Daniela Calzetti The Johns Hopkins University and Space Telescope Science Institute},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={521},
  pages={64-80}
}
We refine a technique to measure the absorption-corrected ultraviolet (UV) luminosity of starburst galaxies using rest-frame UV quantities alone and apply it to Lyman-limit U dropouts at z ? 3 found in the Hubble Deep Field (HDF). The method is based on an observed correlation between the ratio of far-infrared (FIR) to UV fluxes with spectral slope ? (a UV color). A simple fit to this relation allows the UV flux absorbed by dust and reprocessed to the FIR to be calculated, and hence the dust… 

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