Journal article

Small-scale Intensity Mapping: Extended Ly alpha, H alpha, and Continuum Emission as a Probe of Halo Star Formation in High-redshift Galaxies

Lluis Mas-Ribas, Mark Dijkstra, Joseph F Hennawi, Michele Trenti, Rieko Momose, Masami Ouchi

ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Lyα halos are observed ubiquitously around star-forming galaxies at high redshift, but their origin is still a matter of debate. We demonstrate that the emission from faint unresolved satellite sources, MUV ≳ -17, clustered around the central galaxies may play a major role in generating spatially extended Lyα, continuum (UV + VIS), and Hα halos. We apply the analytic formalism developed in Mas-Ribas & Dijkstra to model the halos around Lyman Alpha Emitters (LAEs) at z = 3.1, for several different satellite clustering prescriptions. In general, our UV and Lyα surface brightness profiles match the observations well at 20 ≲ r ≲ 40 physical kpc from the centers of LAEs. We discuss how our profil..

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