IMPZ: a new photometric redshift code for galaxies and quasars

Babbedge, T S R, Rowan-Robinson, M, Gonzáles-Solares, E, Polletta, M, Berta, S, Pérez-Fournon, I, Oliver, Seb, Salaman, D M, Irwin, M and Weatherley, S J (2004) IMPZ: a new photometric redshift code for galaxies and quasars. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 353 (2). pp. 654-672. ISSN 0035-8711

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We present a combined galaxy–quasar approach to template-fitting photometric redshift techniques and show the method to be a powerful one.

The code (ImpZ) is presented, developed and applied to two spectroscopic redshift catalogues, namely the Isaac Newton Telescope Wide-Angle Survey ELAIS N1 and N2 fields and the Chandra Deep Field North. In particular, optical size information is used to improve the redshift determination. The success of the code is shown to be very good, with Δz/(1 +z) constrained to within 0.1 for 92 per cent of the galaxies in our sample.

The extension of template fitting to quasars is found to be reasonable, with Δz/(1 +z) constrained to within 0.25 for 68 per cent of the quasars in our sample. Various template extensions into the far-ultraviolet are also tested.

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Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:33
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