Optical Spectroscopic Survey of High-latitude WISE-selected Sources

@article{Lake2012OpticalSS,
  title={Optical Spectroscopic Survey of High-latitude WISE-selected Sources},
  author={Sean E. Lake and Edward L. Wright and Sara M. Petty and Roberto J. Assef and Thomas H. Jarrett and Spencer Adam Stanford and Daniel Stern and Chao-Wei Tsai},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={143},
  pages={7}
}
We report on the results of an optical spectroscopic survey at high Galactic latitude (|b| ≥ 30°) of a sample of WISE-selected targets, grouped by WISE W1 (λ_eff = 3.4 μm) flux, which we use to characterize the sources WISE detected. We observed 762 targets in 10 disjoint fields centered on ultraluminous infrared galaxy candidates using DEIMOS on Keck II. We find 0.30 ± 0.02 galaxies arcmin–2 with a median redshift of z = 0.33 ± 0.01 for the sample with W1 ≥ 120 μJy. The foreground stellar… Expand
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