The measurement of Hα luminosity for large numbers of galaxies is important to investigate recent star formation history of galaxies. With SED fitting that includes emission line templates, we extract individual galaxy Hα luminosities from broad-band photometry. We compare Hα luminosity function with the result of a narrow-band survey, HiZELS, and find there are more luminous galaxies in Hα than previously reported. As a result, our derived star formation rate density at z ∼ 2.3 turns out to be 2.2 times higher than previous studies. Most of the offset in the results can be explained by missing Hα in the HiZELS photometric aperture and different methods for dust extinction correction.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2019|
- galaxies: evolution
- luminosity function