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Retired galaxies: not to be forgotten in the quest of the star formation - AGN connection

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Autor(es):
Stasinska, G. [1] ; Costa-Duarte, M. V. [1, 2] ; Vale Asari, N. [3] ; Cid Fernandes, R. [3] ; Sodre, Jr., L. [2]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Paris Diderot, CNRS, Observ Paris, LUTH, F-92190 Meudon - France
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Astron, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Santa Catarina, Dept Fis, BR-88040900 Florianopolis, SC - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; v. 449, n. 1, p. 559-573, MAY 1 2015.
Citações Web of Science: 21
Resumo

We propose a fresh look at the Main Galaxy Sample of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey by packing the galaxies in stellar mass and redshift bins. We show how important it is to consider the emission-line equivalent widths, in addition to the commonly used emission-line ratios, to properly identify retired galaxies (i.e. galaxies that have stopped forming stars and are ionized by their old stellar populations) and not mistake them for galaxies with low-level nuclear activity. We find that the proportion of star-forming galaxies decreases with decreasing redshift in each mass bin, while that of retired galaxies increases. Galaxies with M-{*} > 10(11.5) M-circle dot have formed all their stars at redshift larger than 0.4. The population of AGN hosts is never dominant for galaxy masses larger than 10(10)M(circle dot). We warn about the effects of stacking galaxy spectra to discuss galaxy properties. We estimate the lifetimes of active galactic nuclei (AGN) relying entirely on demographic arguments - i.e. without any assumption on the AGN radiative properties. We find upper-limit lifetimes of about 1-5 Gyr for detectable AGN in galaxies with masses between 10(10)-10(12) M-circle dot. The lifetimes of the AGN-dominated phases are a few 10(8) yr. Finally, we compare the star formation histories of star-forming, AGN and retired galaxies as obtained by the spectral synthesis code STARLIGHT. Once the AGN is turned on, it inhibits star formation for the next similar to 0.1 Gyr in galaxies with masses around 10(10)M(circle dot), similar to 1 Gyr in galaxies with masses around 10(11) M-circle dot. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/54006-4 - Um cluster de computadores para o Departamento de Astronomia do IAG-USP e para o Núcleo de Astrofísica da UNICSUL
Beneficiário:Elisabete Maria de Gouveia Dal Pino
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa Equipamentos Multiusuários