SXDF-ALMA 2-arcmin2 deep survey: 1.1-mm number counts

Bunyo Hatsukade, Kotaro Kohno, Hideki Umehata, Itziar Aretxaga, Karina I. Caputi, James S. Dunlop, Soh Ikarashi, Daisuke Iono, Rob J. Ivison, Minju Lee, Ryu Makiya, Yuichi Matsuda, Kentaro Motohara, Kouichiro Nakanishi, Kouji Ohta, Ken-ich Tadaki, Yoichi Tamura, Wei-Hao Wang, Grant W. Wilson, Yuki YamaguchiMin S. Yun

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We report 1.1-mm number counts revealed with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in the Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Survey Field (SXDF). The advent of ALMA enables us to reveal millimeter-wavelength number counts down to the faint end without source confusion. However, previous studies are based on the ensemble of serendipitously detected sources in fields originally targeting different sources and could be biased due to the clustering of sources around the targets. We derive number counts in the flux range of 0.2-2 mJy by using 23 (≥4σ) sources detected in a continuous 2.0-arcmin2 area of the SXDF. The number counts are consistent with previous results within errors, suggesting that the counts derived from serendipitously detected sources are not significantly biased, although there could be field-to-field variation due to the small survey area. By using the best-fitting function of the number counts, we find that ˜40% of the extragalactic background light at 1.1 mm is resolved at S1.1mm > 0.2 mJy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36
JournalPublications of Astronomical Society of Japan
Issue number3
Early online date4 Apr 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


  • cosmology: observations
  • galaxies: evolution
  • galaxies: formation
  • galaxies: high-redshift
  • submillimeter: galaxies


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