HerMES: a statistical measurement of the redshift distribution of Herschel-spire sources using the cross-correlation technique

  title={HerMES: a statistical measurement of the redshift distribution of Herschel-spire sources using the cross-correlation technique},
  author={Ketron Mitchell-Wynne and Asantha Cooray and Yan Gong and Matthieu B{\'e}thermin and James J. Bock and Alberto Franceschini and Jason Glenn and Matthew Joseph Griffin and Mark Halpern and Lucia Marchetti and Seb Oliver and M J Page and Ismael P{\'e}rez-Fournon and Bernhard Schulz and Douglas Scott and J. M. Smidt and A. C. Smith and Mattia Vaccari and Laurent G. Vigroux and Li Wang and J. L. Wardlow and Michael Zemcov},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
The wide-area imaging surveys with the Herschel Space Observatory at submillimeter (sub-mm) wavelengths have now resulted in catalogs of the order of one-hundred-thousand dusty, starburst galaxies. These galaxies capture an important phase of galaxy formation and evolution, but, unfortunately, the redshift distribution of these galaxies, N(z), is still mostly uncertain due to limitations associated with counterpart identification at optical wavelengths and spectroscopic follow-up. We make a… Expand

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