Multiwavelength properties of 850-μm selected sources from the North Ecliptic Pole SCUBA-2 survey

Hyunjin Shim, Dongseob Lee, Yeonsik Kim, Douglas Scott, Stephen Serjeant, Yiping Ao, Laia Barrufet, Scott C. Chapman, David L. Clements, Christopher J. Conselice, Tomotsugu Goto, Thomas R. Greve, Ho Seong Hwang, Myungshin Im, Woong Seob Jeong, Helen K. Kim, Minjin Kim, Seong Jin Kim, Albert K.H. Kong, MacIej P. KoprowskiMatthew A. Malkan, Michał J. Michałowski, Chris Pearson, Hyunjong Seo, Toshinobu Takagi, Yoshiki Toba, Glenn J. White, Jong Hak Woo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Scopus citations


We present the multiwavelength counterparts of 850-μm selected submillimetre sources over a 2-deg2 field centred on the North Ecliptic Pole. In order to overcome the large beam size (15 arcsec) of the 850-μm images, deep optical to near-infrared (NIR) photometric data and arcsecond-resolution 20-cm images are used to identify counterparts of submillimetre sources. Among 647 sources, we identify 514 reliable counterparts for 449 sources (69 per cent in number), based either on probabilities of chance associations calculated from positional offsets or offsets combined with the optical-to-NIR colours. In the radio imaging, the fraction of 850-μm sources having multiple counterparts is 7 per cent. The photometric redshift, infrared luminosity, stellar mass, star formation rate (SFR), and the active galactic nucleus (AGN) contribution to the total infrared luminosity of the identified counterparts are investigated through spectral energy distribution fitting. The SMGs are infrared-luminous galaxies at an average z = 2.5 with log10(LIR/L·) = 11.5-13.5, with a mean stellar mass of log10(Mstar/M·) = 10.90 and SFR of log 10 (SFR/M⊙, yr-1)=2.34. The submillimetre galaxies (SMGs) show twice as large SFR as galaxies on the star-forming main sequence, and about 40 per cent of the SMGs are classified as objects with bursty star formation. At z ≥ 4, the contribution of AGN luminosity to total luminosity for most SMGs is larger than 30 per cent. The FIR-to-radio correlation coefficient of SMGs is consistent with that of main-sequence galaxies at z 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2915-2935
Number of pages21
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2022


  • Galaxies: Starburst
  • Galaxies: evolution
  • Galaxies: high-redshift
  • Submillimetre: galaxies
  • Surveys


Dive into the research topics of 'Multiwavelength properties of 850-μm selected sources from the North Ecliptic Pole SCUBA-2 survey'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this