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Recent publications by Leiden Astronomers

(20 most recent)
arXiv:1610.05313v1 [pdf]
Title:Large Molecular Gas Reservoirs in Ancestors of Milky Way-Mass Galaxies 9 Billion Years Ago
Authors: Casey Papovich, Ivo Labbé, Karl Glazebrook, Ryan Quadri, Georgios Bekiaris, Mark Dickinson, Steven Finkelstein, David Fisher, Hanae Inami, Rachael Livermore, Lee Spitler, Caroline Straatman, Kim-Vy Tran
Comments: To appear in Nature Astronomy, 9 pages
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1610.04235v1 [pdf]
Title:The coronagraphic Modal Wavefront Sensor: a hybrid focal-plane sensor for the high-contrast imaging of circumstellar environments
Authors: Michael J. Wilby, Christoph U. Keller, Frans Snik, Visa Korkiakoski, Alexander G. M. Pietrow
Comments: 14 pages, 12 figures: accepted for publication in Astronomy & Astrophysics
Subjects: astro-ph.IM, astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1610.04269v1 [pdf]
Title:A low upper mass limit for the central black hole in the late-type galaxy NGC 4414
Authors: Sabine Thater, Davor Krajnovi?, Martin A. Bourne, Michele Cappellari, Tim de Zeeuw, Eric Emsellem, John Magorrian, Richard M. McDermid, Marc Sarzi, Glenn van de Ven
Comments: 20 pages, 25 figures, accepted in A&A
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1610.04038v1 [pdf]
Title:Multiple rings in the transition disk and companion candidates around RXJ1615.3-3255. High contrast imaging with VLT/SPHERE
Authors: J. de Boer, G. Salter, M. Benisty, A. Vigan, A. Boccaletti, P. Pinilla, C. Ginski, A. Juhasz, A. -L. Maire, S. Messina, S. Desidera, A. Cheetham, J. H. Girard, Z. Wahhaj, M. Langlois, M. Bonnefoy, J. -L. Beuzit, E. Buenzli, G. Chauvin, C. Dominik, M. Feldt, R. Gratton, J. Hagelberg, A. Isella, M. Janson, C. U. Keller, A. -M. Lagrange, J. Lannier, F. Menard, D. Mesa, D. Mouillet, M. Mugrauer, S. Peretti, C. Perrot, E. Sissa, F. Snik, N. Vogt, A. Zurlo, SPHERE Consortium
Comments: No journal ref found
Subjects: astro-ph.EP, astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1610.03859v1 [pdf]
Title:HIghMass - High HI Mass, HI-Rich Galaxies at $z\sim0$: Combined HI and H$_2$ Observations
Authors: Gregory Hallenbeck, Shan Huang, Kristine Spekkens, Martha P. Haynes, Riccardo Giovanelli, Elizabeth A. K. Adams, Jarle Brinchmann, John Carpenter, Jayaram Chengalur, Leslie K. Hunt, Karen L. Masters, Amélie Saintonge
Comments: 20 pages, 13 figures
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1610.03626v1 [pdf]
Title:Misaligned Disks in the Binary Protostar IRS 43
Authors: Christian Brinch, Jes K. Jřrgensen, Michiel R. Hogerheijde, Richard P. Nelson, Oliver Gressel
Comments: 7 pages, 4 figures
Subjects: astro-ph.SR, astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1610.03551v1 [pdf]
Title:The SCUBA-2 Cosmology Legacy Survey: The EGS deep field I - Deep number counts and the redshift distribution of the recovered Cosmic Infrared Background at 450 and 850 um
Authors: J. A. Zavala, I. Aretxaga, J. E. Geach, D. H. Hughes, M. Birkinshaw, E. Chapin, S. Chapman,Chian-Chou Chen, D. L. Clements, J. S. Dunlop, D. Farrah, R. J. Ivison, T. Jenness, M. J. Micha?owski, E. I. Robson, Douglas Scott, J. Simpson, M. Spaans, P. van der Werf
Comments: Accepted for publication in MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.CO
arXiv:1610.02409v1 [pdf]
Title:The SCUBA-2 Cosmology Legacy Survey: the nature of bright submm galaxies from 2 deg2 of 850-um imaging
Authors: Micha? J. Micha?owski, J. S. Dunlop, M. P. Koprowski, M. Cirasuolo, J. E. Geach, R. A. A. Bowler, A. Mortlock, K. I. Caputi, I. Aretxaga, V. Arumugam, Chian-Chou Chen, R. J. McLure, M. Birkinshaw, N. Bourne, D. Farrah, E. Ibar, P. van der Werf, M. Zemcov
Comments: MNRAS, submitted. 20 pages (and 94 as appendix), 14 figures, 4 tables (and 8 as appendix). Machine-readable tables available on request. Comments welcome!
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1610.02044v1 [pdf]
Title:Can dead zones create transition disk like structures?
Authors: Paola Pinilla, Mario Flock, Maria de Juan Ovelar, Til Birnstiel
Comments: Accepted for publication in A&A
Subjects: astro-ph.EP, astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1610.01623v1 [pdf]
Title:KMOS view of the Galactic Centre - II. Metallicity distribution of late-type stars
Authors: A. Feldmeier-Krause, W. Kerzendorf, N. Neumayer, R. Schödel, F. Nogueras-Lara, T. Do, P. T. de Zeeuw, H. Kuntschner
Comments: 18 pages, 9 Figures, accepted for publication in MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1610.01610v1 [pdf]
Title:Exoplanetary atmospheric sodium revealed by the orbital motion. Narrow-band transmission spectroscopy of HD 189733b with UVES
Authors: S. Khalafinejad, C. von Essen, H. J. Hoeijmakers, G. Zhou, T. Klocova, J. H. M. M. Schmitt, S. Dreizler, M. Lopez-Morales, T. -O. Husser, T. O. B. Schmidt, R. Collet
Comments: 13 pages, 9 figures, Accepted for publication at Astronomy and Astrophysics Journal
Subjects: astro-ph.EP, astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1610.00716v1 [pdf]
Title:Molecular Gas Along a Bright H-alpha Filament in 2A 0335+096 Revealed by ALMA
Authors: A. N. Vantyghem, B. R. McNamara, H. R. Russell, M. T. Hogan, A. C. Edge, P. E. J. Nulsen, A. C. Fabian, F. Combes, P. Salome, S. A. Baum, M. Donahue, R. A. Main, N. W. Murray, R. W. O'Connell, C. P. O'Dea, J. B. R. Oonk, I. J Parrish, J. S. Sanders, G. Tremblay
Comments: 21 pages, 14 figures, accepted to ApJ
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1610.00283v1 [pdf]
Title:The z~6 Luminosity Function Fainter than -15 mag from the Hubble Frontier Fields: New Insights into the Impact of Magnification Uncertainties
Authors: R. J. Bouwens, P. A. Oesch, G. D. Illingworth, R. S. Ellis, M. Stefanon
Comments: 27 pages, 16 figures, 5 tables, submitted to the Astrophysical Journal
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1609.09649v1 [pdf]
Title:Kiloparsec-scale dust disks in high-redshift luminous submillimeter galaxies
Authors: J. A. Hodge, A. M. Swinbank, J. M. Simpson, I. Smail, F. Walter, D. M. Alexander, F. Bertoldi, A. D. Biggs, W. N. Brandt, S. C. Chapman, C. C. Chen, K. E. K. Coppin, P. Cox, A. C. Edge, T. R. Greve, R. J. Ivison, A. Karim, K. K. Knudsen, K. M. Menten, H. -W. Rix, E. Schinnerer, J. L. Wardlow, A. Weiss, P. van der Werf
Comments: 16 pages, 11 figures, includes revisions recommended by ApJ referee
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1609.09325v1 [pdf]
Title:High-resolution IR absorption spectroscopy of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the 3 Îźm region: Role of periphery
Authors: Elena Maltseva, Annemieke Petrignani, Alessandra Candian, Cameron J. Mackie, Xinchuan Huang, Timothy J. Lee, Alexander G. G. M. Tielens, Wybren Jan Buma
Comments: Accepted for publication on The Astrophysical Journal
Subjects: astro-ph.GA, physics.chem-ph
arXiv:1609.09099v1 [pdf]
Title:The rate of stellar encounters along a migrating orbit of the Sun
Authors: C. A. Martínez-Barbosa, L. Jílková, S. Portegies Zwart, A. G. A. Brown
Comments: 11 pages, 7 figures. Accepted for publication in MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1609.09085v1 [pdf]
Title:The-wiZZ: Clustering redshift estimation for everyone
Authors: Christopher B. Morrison, Hendrik Hildebrandt, Samuel J. Schmidt, Ivan K. Baldry, Maciej Bilicki, Ami Choi, Thomas Erben, Peter Schneider
Comments: 15 pages, 8 figures, submitted to MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.IM
arXiv:1609.08654v1 [pdf]
Title:Spin equilibrium in strongly-magnetized accreting stars
Authors: Caroline D'Angelo
Comments: 17 pages, 22 figures, submitted to MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.SR, astro-ph.HE
arXiv:1609.07243v1 [pdf]
Title:A chronicle of galaxy mass assembly in the EAGLE simulation
Authors: Yan Qu, John C. Helly, Richard G. Bower, Tom Theuns, Robert A. Crain, Carlos S. Frenk, Michelle Furlong, Stuart McAlpine, Matthieu Schaller, Joop Schaye, Simon D. M. White
Comments: 17 pages, 14 figures, 2 tables. Accepted for publication in MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1609.07263v1 [pdf]
Title:Exploring Cosmic Origins with CORE: Extragalactic sources in Cosmic Microwave Background maps
Authors: G. De Zotti, J. Gonzalez-Nuevo, M. Lopez-Caniego, M. Negrello, J. Greenslade, C. Hernandez-Monteagudo, J. Delabrouille,Z. -Y. Cai, M. Biesiada, M. Bilicki, A. Bonaldi, M. Bonato, C. Burigana, D. L. Clements, S. Colafrancesco, J. M. Diego, A. Le Brun, M. Massardi, J. B. Melin, A. Pollo, B. Roukema, S. Serjeant, L. Toffolatti, M. Tucci, the CORE collaboration
Comments: 33 pages, 9 figures, to be submitted to JCAP
Subjects: astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.CO