The MOSDEF Survey: Stellar Continuum Spectra and Star Formation Histories of Active, Transitional, and Quiescent Galaxies at 1.4 < z < 2.6

@article{Zick2018TheMS,
  title={The MOSDEF Survey: Stellar Continuum Spectra and Star Formation Histories of Active, Transitional, and Quiescent Galaxies at 1.4 < z < 2.6},
  author={Tom O. Zick and Mariska Kriek and Alice E. Shapley and Naveen A. Reddy and William Robert Freeman and Brian D. Siana and Alison L. Coil and Mojegan Azadi and Guillermo Barro and Tara Fetherolf and Francesca M. Fornasini and Laura de Groot and Gene C. K. Leung and Bahram Mobasher and Sedona H. Price and Ryan L. Sanders and Irene Shivaei},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2018},
  volume={867}
}
Using the MOSFIRE Deep Evolution Field (MOSDEF) rest-frame optical spectroscopic survey, we investigate the star formation histories (SFHs) of different galaxy types, ranging from actively star-forming to quiescent at 1.4 ≤ z ≤ 2.6. SFHs are constrained utilizing stellar continuum spectroscopy, specifically through a combination of Balmer absorption lines, the 4000 Å break, and the equivalent width of the Hα emission line. To attain a sufficiently high signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) to conduct… 

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