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Near infrared spectroscopy and star-formation histories of 3 <= z <= 4 quiescent galaxies

Schreiber, Corentin; Glazebrook, Karl; Nanayakkara, Themiya; Kacprzak, Glenn; Labbe, Ivo; Oesch, Pascal A; Yuan, TianTian; Tran, Kim-Vy; Papovich, C J; Spitler, Lee R.; Straatman, Caroline M S


We present Keck–MOSFIRE H and K spectra for a sample of 24 candidate quiescent galaxies at 3 < z < 4, identified from their rest-frame UVJ colors and photometric redshifts in the ZFOURGE and 3DHST surveys. With median integration times of one hour in H and five in K, we obtain spectroscopic redshifts for half of the sample, using either Balmer absorption lines or nebular emission lines. We confirm the high accuracy of the photometric redshifts for this spectroscopically-confirmed sample, with a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833070


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